As reported by USA Today, Harley-Davidson is recalling about 57,000 motorcycles worldwide because an oil line can come loose. When this happens, oil could start to leak in the area before the rear tire. The loose oil line
cause an oil spill which would result in a loss of traction and a possible accident.
If you ride a 2017 Harley you should look into this warning, it could potentially cause you to go down, and leave you injured.
Harley reports that a clamp on the engine oil cooler line may have been installed incorrectly. So far there have only been a few cases of issues with oil lines resulting in 2 accidents, and 1 injury.
The affected models include: 2017 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 motorcycles built from July 2 through May 9.
The recall is only voluntary, but it is strongly recommended that if you ride any of these motorcycles listed above, you get it check out at your local Harley dealership as soon as you can.
Harley will inspect the clamps and fix them free of charge. All you have to do is pull into your local Harley dealership and let them know about the voluntary recall.
You can also log onto the Harley-Davidson website and input the VIN from your motorcycle to find out more about this campaign. The link is https://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/owners/maintain-your-bike/service-recalls.html
We commend Harley for their pro-active approach in addressing this issue, and also for their concern about motorcycle rider safety. Bikers have enough safety issues to worry about while riding out on the road; we don’t need any more things to worry about.
Ride Free, Ride Safe!
Richard M. Lester
Founder, Aid to Injured Motorcyclists & National Coalition of Motorcyclists