2014 Harley Low Rider RecallLast month, Harley-Davidson had recalled over 66,000 of its Touring-model motorcycles due to pinched brake-line issues.
And on Friday, the Motor Company issued yet another recall, this one for the 2014 Harley-Davidson Low Rider (FXDL).Harley has recalled over 4,500 Dyna Low Riders worldwide due to ignition-switch issues; more than 3,300 are in the USA, Harley says.Harley reports that due to engine vibration on modified Low Riders that rev over 5,600 RPM, the ignition switch can go from “on” to “accessory.” If this occurs, the engine can shut off while moving, potentially causing a crash. As of this writing, no crashes have been reported due to the issues of this recall.From the factlry, Harley limits the Low Riders to a limit of 5,600 rpm, but performance parts (both Harley brand and aftermarket) are available to achieve a higher rev limit (such as a modified exhaust and fuel management system). If modified to rev over 5,600 rpm, the excessive vibration can cause the upper engine mount to vibrate too much, causing the ignition switches to malfunction.Harley says dealers will replace the bracket assembly and ignition-switch knob on the effected Low Riders free of charge. Owners began receiving notifications in late July.As of this writing, Harley had four complaints about the issue, and all four motorcycles had non-Harley exhaust systems.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!