Your Massachusetts Motorcycle Association alerts all riders that Harley-Davidson has issued a recall of more than 8,000 Dyna Low Rider (FXDL 103) models because of an issue with the electrical system.
The issue comes as a result of the bike’s ignition switch being negatively effected by engine vibration. Harley-Davidson says sustained engine vibration may result in internal damage to the ignition switch, potentially causing the engine to stall. The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that the issue has been the subject of more than 70 warranty claims, but so far there have been no reported crashes associated with the fault. However, if the engine cuts off unexpectedly while in motion, it dramatically increases the risk of a crash.
Some 8,060 motorcycles are affected, covering models manufactured between 6 January 2014 and 7 April 2016.
The NHTSA says riders should be alert to the possibility of slight hesitation when accelerating through the 4500 – 5500 RPM range. This may serve as a sign that the rider’s vehicle is affected.
Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson says it will notify affected owners and dealers will install an improved ignition switch freed of charge. The recall is expected to begin this month. Concerned owners should contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464 or check your motorcycle’s VIN here:
For more information, see http://www.MassMotorcycle.org or contact SafetyDirector@MassMotorcycle.org.