Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Motor Co. has issued a recall for 66,421 motorcycles because of a problem with the front brake line.
The company issued a defect notice to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last month for its Anti-Lock Braking System-equipped 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles shipped in the U.S. that were manufactured between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014.
The positioning of the front brake line on the defective bikes may cause it to get pinched between the fuel tank and the frame, which could cause front brake fluid pressure to increase while riding and potentially causing the front wheel to lock.
Authorized Harley dealers will inspect any models that have the potential problem and replace damaged brake lines if needed. They will also install cable straps to retain the brake line if necessary.