Motorcycles recalls aren’t unusual, and almost every motorcycle manufacturer had to issue a recall order at some point in its life. Some recalls are smaller and the bikes only need an easy fix, other recalls are more serious and the manufacturer needs to do deeper interventions on the bike.
The new recall action announced by Harley-Davidson falls in this latest category, with the Milwaukee brand announcing that almost 250 thousand motorcycles worldwide will be called to visit an authorized Harley dealer to rectify the problem now detected.
And what’s the problem that’s been the origin of this massive recall action?
According to Harley-Davidson, the “voluntary recall involving the secondary clutch actuator on certain 2017 and 2018 Touring, Trike and Softail and CVO Touring and Softail models. The secondary clutch actuator (from a third-party supplier) may exhibit an internal leak of fluid past the secondary clutch actuator piston/seal”.
The Harley-Davidson dealers will verify if the bike is covered by this recall, and if so, the dealer will install a replacement kit, consisting of a new secondary clutch actuator piston / seal.
According to Market Watch, who initially reported the potential recall, that has now been confirmed, Harley-Davidson might end up losing around 35 million dollars, but since the affected component has been sourced from a third-party, Harley might get the money back.
This recall will start in the first days of November, with Harley-Davidson contacting owners of potentially affected bikes.