September 17, 2021

Harley-Davidson Recalling 57,000 Bikes

MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson is recalling about 57,000 of its 2017 model-year motorcycles due to an oil line issue. The line can detach,  causing a sudden loss of oil, potentially in the path of the rear tire.

The company says a clamp on the engine cooler line may not have been installed properly. Two crashes and one minor injury have been reported. There have been nine reports of oil lines coming off. The recall is expected to begin Tuesday. Dealers will inspect the clamps and, if necessary, fix them free of charge.

Among the 2017 models affected are certain Electra Glide Ultra Classic, Police Electra Glide, Police Road King, Road King,  Road King Special, Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Road Glide and Road Glide Special.

Harley-Davidson said in a statement, “This is a voluntary recall in the interest of customer safety.”

2017 Road King Special – Photos courtesy of Harley-Davidson


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