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Old 30th October 2018, 07:59 PM
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Exclamation 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

And after speaking to the manufacturer's Ballymount PR department we can now confirm that the recall will affect a large number of Irish Harley Davidson owners.

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A spokesperson for the HD repairs workshop said ; "Harley-Davidson has announced a 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 may exhibit an internal leak of fluid past the secondary clutch actuator piston/seal.

"Owners of affected motorcycles will be contacted to arrange service with an authorised Harley-Davidson dealer, who will confirm that the motorcycle is covered by this recall. If covered, the dealer will arrange with the customer to have install parts from the recall kit, which will consist of a new secondary clutch actuator piston/seal.

"Harley-Davidson is conducting this voluntary recall in the interest of customer safety and satisfaction. Customer notifications will begin on or about the week 5th November 2018. Customers with questions about the recall should contact their nearest authorised Harley-Davidson dealership."
While the Milwaukee manufacturer has estimated the global recall to cost in the region of $35 million, the firm suggested there was no such thing as bad publicity and expected sales to increase as a result.
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Old 30th October 2018, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

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While the Milwaukee manufacturer has estimated the global recall to cost in the region of $35 million, the firm suggested there was no such thing as bad publicity and expected sales to increase as a result.


Yeah, because Harley sales have been increasing massively over the past few years

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Old 30th October 2018, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

What about all the other leaks?
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Old 30th October 2018, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

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What about all the other leaks?
Those are character,part of the ownership experience
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Old 30th October 2018, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

A spokesperson for Harley Davidson said "yep they really are shit bikes, personally I wouldn't buy one for the price of a pint and I'm confident all the bad publicity will be great for the "brand" "
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Old 30th October 2018, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

Originally Posted by the landshark
What about all the other leaks?
watched a program the other night on TV, apparently on some Harleys (maybe all) are designed to deliberately piss oil out on to the chain.

Hard to believe that any bike manufacturer would do something like that.
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Old 31st October 2018, 01:08 AM
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Well the Brits did it for decades ???
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Old 31st October 2018, 08:30 AM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

Luckily for Dublin Harley, they were unable to sell any 17 or 18 Harleys
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Old 31st October 2018, 09:44 AM
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Does it include free transport of the bike to & back from the shop though?
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Old 31st October 2018, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

Originally Posted by Admin
And after speaking to the manufacturer's Ballymount PR department we can now confirm that the recall will affect a large number of Irish Harley Davidson owners.

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MMMM...thats some Soft tail there alright...yummy......
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Old 31st October 2018, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

Originally Posted by efanton
watched a program the other night on TV, apparently on some Harleys (maybe all) are designed to deliberately piss oil out on to the chain.

Hard to believe that any bike manufacturer would do something like that.
Which ones would those be, seeing as they're all belt drive now
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Old 31st October 2018, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

Originally Posted by efanton
watched a program the other night on TV, apparently on some Harleys (maybe all) are designed to deliberately piss oil out on to the chain.

Hard to believe that any bike manufacturer would do something like that.
The chain that links the engine to the gear box...yes. maybe some models do oil the drive chain too....but Harleys really are a very simple...and millions of simpletons buy into the "brotherhood" bullshit. While others just like them. I wouldn't mind owning a really old Harley,that was of its era. But this Craic of paying mad money for a brand new piece of shit baffles me.

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They want to rob parts off them for spares.
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Old 1st November 2018, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: 1/4 Million Harley Davidsons Recalled

Originally Posted by Gixxer


Yeah, because Harley sales have been increasing massively over the past few years

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That's net income, not revenue. Net revenue doesn't seem that bad so people are still buying stuff from them.
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Old 1st November 2018, 02:49 PM
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It's a good start - just a shame they aren't crushing them...
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