Harley-Davidson Recalls Quarter Million Units for Brake Light Issue

Harley-Davidson is recalling over a quarter of a million CVO, Touring and Trike models manufactured from 2008, to 2010 for problems with the rear brake light switch. According to the official recall notice,  250,757 models were manufactured in a way in which the switch can be affected by heat from the exhaust causing it not to work or to activate when no brake has been applied.  The problem could also cause a brake fluid leak, affecting the brake’s performance, which could result in a crash.

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New Accessories from Harley-Davidson

Swingarm Bag, Speedo/Tach Combo, Curved License Plate Holder and Soft Grips

Softail® Swingarm Bag

(P/N 90200417 Black Smooth Leather, P/N 90200456 Brown Distressed Leather; $179.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories is shaped to accent the shape of the Harley-Davidson Softail® swingarm. Constructed of heavyweight leather, the bag features a pouch-style flap lid, secured with two quick-disconnect clips that are hidden behind traditional straps and buckles. The semi-rigid-backed bag is secured to the left side of the swingarm with easy-to-install, adjustable quick-release straps. Capacity is 400 cubic inches, enough room for essentials that might otherwise be stuffed into pockets or bungeed to a passenger pillion. Fits 2000-later Softail® models (except Rocker/C and CVO models).

 

Combination Analog Speedometer/Tachometer

(P/N 70900070, $299.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories monitors engine speed without adding a handlebar-mounted tach. The speedometer and tachometer pointers sweep clockwise over a spun-aluminum face to provide a “gauge within a gauge” look. Push-button adjustable backlighting offers more than 600 color-tone options, to adjust pointer, LCD and backlighting colors to match any paint scheme or viewing preference. The LCD information screen displays odometer/tripmeter data, miles-to-empty readings, a segmented fuel display, and a gear-position indicator. The unit mounts in the stock dash opening and is a direct plug-in installation. Kit includes a data transfer cable to upload initial mileage at time of installation.   This Combination Analog Speedometer/Tachometer fits 2009-later Dyna®, 2008-2010 Softail®, and 2008-later Road King® models equipped with a 5-inch Speedometer. Combination Analog Speedometer/Tachometer (P/N 70900171 $259.95) fits 2011 Softail models equipped with a 5-inch speedometer. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

 

Curved License Plate Frame

($79.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories is shaped to hug the contour of the rear fender. Designed to replace the original-equipment black license plate bracket, installation requires no drilling or rewiring. The front frame cover conceals the plate’s mounting holes and raw edges, and the curved shape hides the unfinished rear side of the plate. Available in chrome or gloss-black finish, the complete kit includes all required mounting hardware. It fits many 2006-later Touring models, 2005-later Softail Deluxe and 2005-‘07 Softail Springer Classic models. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

 

Get-A-Grip™ Hand Grips

($79.95) from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories feature a tactified rubber surface for a superior connection to the controls in wet or dry weather. The soft-touch, cross-hatched rubber surface feels good against both gloved and bare skin. The “thicker in the middle” profile and choice of standard or magnum diameter mean these grips will fit comfortably in almost any size hand. Select the mirror-chrome or gloss-black finish to accent a personal customizing plan. The easy-to-install “glueless” design allows the grips to be removed for service without damage.

Get-A-Grip™ Hand Grips are available in standard or magnum diameter, with black or chrome trim, to fit 1996-later VRSC™, XL, XR, Dyna®, and Softail® models, and 1997- later Touring and Trike models.