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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - Accessory Chrome Hand Control Lever Kits for 2014 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster

By Walter Kern

NHTSA Campaign ID:  14E023000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Recall Date: 05/16/2014
Potential Number of Units Affected: 209
Defect Summary:
Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain accessory Chrome Hand Control Lever Kits, part number 36700053, intended for use on 2014 Harley Davidson XL Sportster motorcycles. The affected kits may have an excess of chrome plating on the brake lever which could prevent the full return of the front brake master cylinder piston.
Consequence Summary:
If the brake master cylinder piston does not return to the proper position, the front brake pressure would not be relieved and the front wheel may lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Summary:
Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the affected front brake levers, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464. Harley-Davidson's number for this recall is 0156.

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