Harley-Davidson Issues A Recall On 2014 Model Year Trikes

harleytrike2014All the trikes affected were manufactured between July 24, 2013 and September 2, 2013. The recall is due to an incorrectly machined part which may result in allowing the motorcycle to have an “excessive steering angle” allowing the inner fairing to contact the brake fluid reservoir resulting in a loss of brake fluid.” There is also a possibility that the steering damper may be damaged as well.
The loss of brake fluid would reduce brake performance and the damage to the steering damper could reduce the rider’s ability to handle the bike and either one of these scenarios could increase the likelihood of a crash. Harley-Davidson will be notifying owners. Authorized dealers will inspect the affected trikes and, if necessary, replace the fork stem bracket free of charge. Trike owners may contact Harley-Davidson directly at 1-800-258-2464 (Recall number 0152)

8 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Issues A Recall On 2014 Model Year Trikes”

  1. 1 Rodent Nov 10th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Seems like the MoCo is having a rash of production problems. In
    Stead of Rushmore they should have Rushless! Indian is sure making them crazy.

  2. 2 Woody's Nov 10th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    True, not a single recall on the Indian trikes 😉

  3. 3 Architect Nov 11th, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Recalls happen all the time with manufacturers. Some are major and some minor, but lets not act like no one else has ever had to do a recall. The noted an issue and they are dealing with it, good for them that is how it is done.

  4. 4 tim Nov 11th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Architect-I agree with your point that all have recalls. But that is all I agree on, HD has a history of everytime they come out with something, it fails the first year. I believe this is in part to their arrigance of “they know alll and the aftermarket is a bunch of losers” that is until they need them to find a remedy for the HD problem. Lets just cite a few from only a few decades back ’99 bastard year baggers, the first twin cam had a cast gear with a single tooth to hold it, next year forged w/splines-like Andrews has. 08 FLy by wire, had to fix all the “little issues”. 09 ABS had poor stopping and bike shake. and now w/water cool leaking issues and the hydro clutch issue. Bonus Question how many “do not ride your bike recalls have ever been issued?”

  5. 5 JackS Nov 11th, 2013 at 8:19 am

    So maybe I am misreading this, but was HD’s announcement referring to the fairing lowers?

  6. 6 Robert green Nov 11th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    No they moved the master for the rear brake up,to the neck of the bike for some reason

  7. 7 golfish Nov 12th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I would say its not about the recall but more about how you\they handle the recall…Big Bear sets the bar for how not to handle it.

  8. 8 Woody's Nov 12th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Gotta agree with Tim on this. It’d be one thing if this was some startup with limited funds for testing and engineers with paper routes on the side until paychecks are regular, but this is a company with every tool needed to do things right. On top of that, many of the “changes” are barely more than book edits and they still find a way to look like they just phoned it in. The whole twincam rollout was an embarrassment with other companies still saying “thanks once again” selling gear kits to replace the chains & tensioners IF you don’t have too much runout. Not like it’s their first V-Twin.

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