Harley-Davidson recalls 300,000 motorcycles

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Harley-Davidson, already enduring its worst market conditions in decades, now has another problem to contend with: It has announced a recall of over 300,000 motorcycles because heat from the exhaust system may cook the rear brake-light switch, killing the brake light, and possibly leading to fluid leakage and rear brake failure.


The recall covers the company's touring bikes, both standard and upmarket CVO models, and trikes produced from 2009 to 2012. Dealers will install an updated, more exhaust-friendly brake light kit free of charge.

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Matt Brown

How are all those dentists and lawyers going to find time to get their bikes back to the dealer? It takes 40 minutes alone just to put on the Harley Davidson boots and the Harley Davidson bandanna and the Harley Davidson gloves and the Harley Davidson pants and the Harley Davidson chaps and the Harley Davidson helmet and the Harley Davidson boots and the Harley Davidson jacket and the Harley Davidson wallet which contains the Harley Davidson credit card used to purchase $42,000 worth of Harley Davidson merchandise to go with the $17,000 Harley Davidson motorcycle which is now on fire.