Harley-Davidson reported a 3.8% gain in motorcycle sales over the third quarter ended Sept. 28, 2014, but still saw a 4.2% decrease in operating income from sales. According to the company’s third quarter report, Harley-Davidson sold 73,217 motorcycles over the three-month period, up from 70,517 motorcycles sold in the same period last year. Sales results […]
2014 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Recalled
Harley-Davidson is recalling the 2014 Tri Glide Ultra Classic trike because of a problem with the fairing interfering with the rear brake reservoir. At the moment, a recall has only been announced by Transport Canada; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to announce the recall due to the federal government shutdown, but recall notices are already being sent out to dealers in the U.S. (UPDATE: NHTSA has now posted a recall, affecting 436 units in the U.S.)
According to the Canadian agency, the upper fork stem bracket was machined incorrectly, allowing for more steering angle than intended by the trike’s specifications. At full tilt, the fairing may come into contact with the the rear brake reservoir, potentially resulting in a loss of brake fluid, which would reduce braking performance.
The increased steering angle call also turn the steering damper into a steering stop, potentially damaging the damper and affecting steering.
Harley-Davidson dealers will inspect the fork stem bracket on affected units and, if necessary, replace it with a bracket that has been machined correctly. The recall affects 51 units in Canada and 436 units in the U.S.
[Source: Transport Canada]