Harley-Davidson has issued a recall for around 57,000 motorcycles worldwide for an oil-line issue.
2017 model year versions of Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Road King, Road King Special, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide, Road Glide Special, Police Electra Glide and Police Road King have been recalled due to an oil-line defect.
All these motorcycles feature Harley-Davidson’s latest Milwaukee- Eight engine. Harley offers this eight valve twin-cylinder in two displacement forms: 1,750cc or 1,870cc. Both versions of the engine have been recalled.
The recall consists of around 57,000 units which were manufactured from July 2, 2016 through May 9, 2017. Harley claims that the oil-line may come loose and the oil could leak on to the path of the rear tyre. The issue has been caused by a clamp on the engine oil cooler line which may not have been installed correctly. The company has stated that a total on nine reports of the oil-line coming off have been observed, among which two crashes and one minor injury have also been reported.
Harley-Davidson dealers worldwide have been instructed to contact their respective customers whose motorcycles have been affected. The dealers will inspect the clamps and fix the issue at no charge to the customer.