Harley-Davidson has recalled about 46,000 of its big-bore road motorcycles.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported Friday that Harley had recalled some 2014 and 2015 models of its Electra Glide, Street Glide, Ultra Limited, Road Glide and Road King motorcycles.
The affected motorcycles have potentially defective clutch master cylinders that may fail to fully disengage the clutch when the machines are in gear—especially if they have been parked “for an extended period of time,” the federal agency said—increasing the risk of a crash.
Some accidents and minor injuries have been associated with the defect, but no fatalities.
The NHTSA notice said that Harley will notify owners of the affected motorcycles, and alert dealers to perform free service checks to flush the clutch systems and rebuild the defective master cylinders.
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