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Fastener Failure Forces Harley to Recall 65k Bikes

Fastener Failure Forces Harley to Recall 65k Bikes
September 06
09:41 2023

Harley-Davidson recalled 21 motorcycle models after the company discovered an issue with the rear shock absorber fasteners used within the products.

The company said a fastener securing the rear shock absorber may break and allow the rear shock absorber adjuster to damage the rear tire, causing a loss of tire pressure.

There are 65,310 motorcycles potentially affected by this issue. Harley models affected include certain 2018-2019 FLDE, 2018-2021 FLHC, 2018-2023 FLHCS, 2018 and 2023 FLHCS ANV, 2020-2023 FXLRS, 2022-2023 FXLRST and 2022 FXRST Softail motorcycles.

A safety recall report submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states Harley was made aware of a June 1 service request after rear shock adjuster made contact with a rear tire, eventually resulting in a loss of air pressure, on June 1. After several months of further investigation, Harley authorized the voluntary recall on Aug. 15.

The issue will be resolved by increasing the diameter of the rear shock absorber fasteners, according to the safety recall report.

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