Harley-Davidson has recalled more than 105,000 Touring models from the 2014 model year, and approximately 1400 Street models from the 2015 model year. The Touring models have been recalled due to a possible failure of a component in the clutch master cylinder. This possible failure could cause a reduction in pressure available to keep the clutch disengaged, according to the NHTSA. To date, Harley-Davidson estimates the defect effects about 10% of the recalled models.
The Motor Company says dealers can repair the affected bikes with a master cylinder rebuild kit. H-D says the kit includes a plastic retaining ring that decreases the stress in the primary cup seal.
Touring models covered under the recall include the following:
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU)
- Ultra Limited (FLHTK)
- Police Electra Glide (FLHTP)
- Street Glide Special (FLHXS)
- Street Glide (FLHX)
- Tri Glide Ultra (FLHTCUTG)
- CVO Limited (FLHTKSE)
- CVO Road King (FLHRSE)
- CVO Breakout (FXSBSE)
- Electra Glide Ultra Classic Twin Cooled (FLHTCUTC)
- Ultra Limited Shrine (FLHTK SHRINE)
- Street Glide Shrine (FLHX SHRINE)
- CVO Softail Deluxe (FLSTNSE)
In a separate recall, about 1400 2015 Street 500 and Street 750 models have been recalled due to an “insufficiently flat” fuel tank filler neck. This prevents the fuel cap from sealing properly. Dealers are asked to check fuel tanks for possible leaks, and if one persists then the tank will be replaced.