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2014 Tri Glide Ultra Trike

2014 Tri Glide Ultra Trike

Harley-Davidson has issued another safety recall on its 2014 Project Rushmore motorcycles.

This time it’s for a defect that could result in the loss of brake fluid.  It potentially affects 436 trikes manufactured from July 24th through September 2nd.  It’s due to an incorrectly machined part, and the trike may have an excessive steering angle that allows the inner fairing to come into contact with a brake fluid reservoir, resulting in a loss of fluid.  The steering damper may also be damaged.

The result could be a loss of brake fluid from the rear reservoir which would reduce brake performance.  The steering damper damage could reduce the rider’s ability to control the motorcycle and either condition increases the risk of a crash.

This is the second recall of Project RUSHMORE motorcycles. Last month, Harley recalled about 29,000 bikes and trikes for hydraulic clutch system problems (HERE).

The information listed at NHTSA is:

NHTSA Campaign ID Number :13V491
Subject : Fork Stem Bracket may cause Loss of Brake Fluid
Manufacturer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Harley-Davidson is in the process of notifying owners, and dealers will inspect the trikes and replace the fork stem bracket, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to in late November 2013. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson’s recall number is 0152.

Photo courtesy of H-D.

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