Harley-Davidson has issued its second recall of 2015. The Motor Company has recalled nearly 46,000 of its touring motorcycles due to clutch disengagement issues.Harley said Friday that the motorcycles affected in the recall include 2014 and 2015 Electra Glide, Ultra Limited, Police Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide and Road King models.
Harley reports that due to gas bubbles in the clutch master cylinder, the clutch is unable to fully disengage. The risk is greater if the bike has been parked for a long time, Harley says. If this occurs, the bike could remain stuck in gear, increasing the risk of a crash.To date, Harley reported 27 crashes and four injuries due to this issue.Speaking in a release, Harley says ”First and foremost, we apologize to our customers for this issue. We’re riders, too, so share in the frustration. Customer safety is our first priority.”Recall notices are already being issues, and Harley will flush and rebuild the clutch master cylinder free of charge.Harley’s first recall of 2015 arrived in January, and affected Softail and Dyna owners. Harley reported that 19,015 of these motorcycle could possibly suffer from corroding bolt issues on the front-brake master cylinder.
KTM RC 390 and Gordon McCall of Quail Motorcycle Gathering
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This week features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the new KTM RC 390. The entry-level KTM has always been an impressive motorcycle that has sold extremely well, however the factory has now taken the bike to another level, with top-spec features that are typically found on flagship machines. Clearly KTM has realized that even smaller engined machines should have high spec suspension, brakes and electronics packages. Nic tells us how well the new RC 390 is equipped, and what he thought of riding the smaller displacement rocket.
In the second segment I chat with automotive and motorcycle industry icon, Gordon McCall. Gordon is the Director of Motorsports at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California.
This weekend of Saturday May 14th sees the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering re-start after its Covid-forced hiatus, and having attended every one of the previous Motorcycle Gatherings, personally I’m very happy that the event is back on the schedule. Gordon chats about the event and a little of what’s happening this year. It’s a great event and if you feel like a trip to the gorgeous Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, you’ll get to meet Gordon, Roland Sands, and of course a large number of stunning motorcycles too.
From all of us at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!