Harley-Davidson Inc. is preparing to recall over 50,000 touring motorcycles worldwide citing possible oil line issues. Reports indicate the oil line may come loose and possibly leak oil onto the rear tire. Motorcycles affected by the recall include the 2017 Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Police Electra Glide, Police Road King, Road Glide, Road Glide Special, Road King, Road King Special, Street Glide and Street Glide Special built between July 2, 2016 through May 9, 2017.
Harley issued the following statement:
“Based on this information, Harley-Davidson is voluntarily recalling approximately 57,138 vehicles that have been shipped worldwide that may have this condition. This is a voluntary recall by Harley-Davidson Motor Company in the interest of customer safety. Customer safety is our highest priority.”
The company reported that a clamp on an engine oil cooler line may not have been installed correctly which could result in oil lines detaching and possibly disperse oil onto the back tire. Nine reports have been filed that include two crashes and one minor injury.
Local Harley dealers will inspect and fix clamps free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Tuesday, June 6th. At that time, consumers can find additional recall information at www.h-d.com.