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Harley recalling ABS bikes

Harley Davidson recalls motorcycles with faulty Brake lines
March 3, 2008
The Harley-Davidson motorcycle company is recalling 5,947 2005 to 2007: FLHP, FLHPI, FLHTP, FLHTPI, FLHPE AND FLHPEI Police and Escort motorcycles equipped with anti-lock brake systems.
“Inconsistencies in the routing of the brake lines can cause abrasion of the lines and hoses,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration.
“This condition has caused brake fluid leaks,” according to NHTSA. The safety agency reported on its web site that “loss of brake fluid could lead to loss of brake function, which could lead to a crash resulting in injury or death.”
Harley-Davidson dealers will inspect and replace brake lines on the motorcycles “if necessary,” NHTSA reported. “Brake line retention and clutch cable position devices will also be installed to prevent future abrasion to the brake lines,” the agency said.
The Harley-Davidson recall is expected to begin “on or about March 10, 2008,” according to NHTSA.

Owners may contact Harley at 1-414-342-4680 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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Wow, NHTSA acts for a possible break-line problem that may lead to a brake fluid loss and may lead to a loss of brakes.

But, Another bike has shown a propensity to eat it's own arse and puke it's juice on the rear wheel; yet this is not handled with any sense of anything remotely resembling concern.

Things that make you go hummmmmmm.


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Re: Harley recalling ABS bikes

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Wow, NHTSA acts for a possible break-line problem that may lead to a brake fluid loss and may lead to a loss of brakes.

But, Another bike has shown a propensity to eat it's own arse and puke it's juice on the rear wheel; yet this is not handled with any sense of anything remotely resembling concern.

Things that make you go hummmmmmm.

I can only hope that BMW steps up to the plate one day!

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Re: Harley recalling ABS bikes

What about, "Rider closes throttle, and engine keeps revving; bike plows into..." ??
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Re: Harley recalling ABS bikes

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Wow, NHTSA acts for a possible break-line problem that may lead to a brake fluid loss and may lead to a loss of brakes.

But, Another bike has shown a propensity to eat it's own arse and puke it's juice on the rear wheel; yet this is not handled with any sense of anything remotely resembling concern.

Things that make you go hummmmmmm.
Maybe because BMW is not an American icon?


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Re: Harley recalling ABS bikes

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Wow, NHTSA acts for a possible break-line problem that may lead to a brake fluid loss and may lead to a loss of brakes.

But, Another bike has shown a propensity to eat it's own arse and puke it's juice on the rear wheel; yet this is not handled with any sense of anything remotely resembling concern.

Things that make you go hummmmmmm.
If every time a rear drive failed, someone got injured, NHTSA would act, trust me. They just don't see failed drives as a "safety" issue.
Now, a total loss of brakes - yeah, that's a safety issue that could cause injury or death.

We need a bunch of volunteers to crash heavily when the rear drive fails on their bikes.... anybody? Show of hands?

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