Harley-Davidson is recalling many of its 2014 models for issues with their clutch systems. Issuing two recalls, the first one affects the FLHRSE, FLHTCU, FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTP, FLHX, and FLHXS models, and centers around the clutch master cylinder possibly allowing air into the clutch system.
Harley-Davidson says that these motorcycles may also have been assembled with an incorrect clutch release plate. Either condition could cause the clutch not to disengage.
The second recall issued by Harley-Davidson involves the FLHTCUTG, FLSTNSE, and FXSBSE models, which also may have been assembled with an incorrect clutch release plate. This recall affects 2,886 units (Harley-Davidson’s recall number is 0154), while the first recall affects 19,597 units from Harley-Davidson (Harley-Davidson’s recall number is 0153).
Harley-Davidson says it has already notified affected owners, and that dealers will rebuild clutch master cylinders, and install proper clutch release plates, as necessary, free of charge. The recall has already started, but concerned owners may contact Harley-Davidson at 1-800-258-2464. As always, the NHTSA is also available at 1-888-327-4236 and safercar.gov.