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NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V225000 Harley-Davidson is recalling certain 2019-2021 Sportster (XL) motorcycles and 796 headlight assemblies that may have been sold as replacement parts for 2005-2019 Sportster, 2005-2017 Softail, 2005-2017 Dyna, and 2005-2011 V-Rod motorcycles. The glass bulb within the headlight assembly may fail, causing a loss of both high and low beams. Obviously, a […]

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Harley-Davidson has learned that the software in the Onboard Charging (OBC) System of the LiveWire (ELW) model motorcycles built between 3/18/2019 and 8/20/2020 may initiate a shutdown of the electric vehicle powertrain, without providing reasonable indication to the rider that a shutdown sequence has been initiated. In some cases, the vehicle may not be able […]

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Harley-Davidson ($HOG) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Trike motorcycles built between 3/12/18 and 11/5/19 with traction control.  The Trike Traction Control System software may respond incorrectly to a faulty rear WSS (Wheel Speed Sensor) signal by activating one of the rear brakes. Unintended activation of one rear brake could lead to an unexpected change in the […]

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What:  Replacement Rear Reflectors Missing from Kit. Without the rear red reflectors, the motorcycle has reduced visibility to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V574000 Potential Number of Units Affected — 12,733  (All markets (except Japan) are affected) Summary — In April 2019, Harley-Davidson’s Technical Subcommittee (TSC) is notified by […]

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Harley-Davidson has learned that the oil line clamp, part numbers 10198, 10080, and 10344, used on the oil cooling system on certain model year 2017 Touring model motorcycles (FLHX, FLHXS, FLTRX, FLTRXS, FLHTCU, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHRXS, FLHP, FLHTP) built in the U.S. July 2, 2016 through May 9, 2017, may not have been properly installed, […]

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This is more than a simple saddle bag retaining clip that takes less than 10 minutes to replace. Harley-Davidson is facing steep competition.  Not only from less expensive motorcycles imported from Asia, but electric motorcycles from Zero, Brammo (now owned by Polaris) and also from core customers who look for a mainstream gasoline cruiser from Indian […]

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Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash.  The motor company said it will rebuild clutch master cylinders for motorcycles impacted by the recall. The company knows of 19 low-speed tip-over crashes tied to the problem, with three minor injuries […]

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It’s surely just a coincident that two months ago GM icon Jim Federico was hired on as the Harley-Davidson VP of Engineering and now the motor company has issued an ignition switch recall on more than 3,300 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes. You might recall that ignition switch problems have plagued General Motors and have now turned up […]

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Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning. The motor company says the front brake line can get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame which could cause front brake fluid pressure to increase, increasing the risk that the […]

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I missed this a few days ago, but imagine that the first quarter results at Harley-Davidson were like eating a bag of those Krinkle Cut™ Salt & Pepper chips… a great taste with a satisfying crunch! Yeah, I have a weakness for the hyper-engineered, overly marketed, addiction-creating potato chips.  But, I’ve digressed. Q1’14 Financials:  Harley-Davidson reported its first-quarter […]

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