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« on: October 24, 2011, 10:44:33 PM »



http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/10/24/us/AP-US-Harley-Davidson-Recall.html?_r=2&ref=global-home

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 10:49:22 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 11:11:42 PM »

Wow - that's like more than all Guzzis... ever.

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 12:37:31 AM »

I guess I never thought about it but,  EEK! they crank out a lot of leakers every year.
Recalling 300,000+ produced over 3 years?!

I've got to get a tour of that place some time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 12:40:59 AM »

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Seems like 50 years with no changes they would have all the bugs worked out


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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 06:20:24 AM »


Wow - that's like more than all Guzzis... ever.

actually, the Guzzi factory refuses to aknowledge that they manufacture anything, hence there are never any recalls  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 07:21:37 AM »

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DETROIT (AP) Harley-Davidson Inc. is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselves.


Looks like Harley riders have been wrong all along - it's the rear brake that's gonna kill them.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 07:27:37 AM »



actually, the Guzzi factory refuses to acknowledge that they manufacture anything, hence there are never any recalls  Cool


I thought all Guzzis rise out of Lake Cuomo, much like Excalibur, and they just collect them and roll them out of the 'factory' between sipping dainty euro coffees?

How can you recall something conjured by the lady of the lake?

BTW, the recall is just for Touring bikes...the most popular of the 5 models H-D makes.  There are still more of the other models that are not part of this recall.

H-D makes about 300K bikes a year, and that is just a drop in the bucket compared to some other mfgs.

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 07:34:57 AM »

I just never considered the production numbers before...I'm not sure what kind of production number I would have even guessed.
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 09:54:36 AM »

That's alright, Harley riders just lay 'er down anyway.
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 10:59:36 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 11:22:28 AM »

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H-D makes about 300K bikes a year, and that is just a drop in the bucket compared to some other mfgs.


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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2011, 12:00:28 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2011, 12:56:30 PM »

Well at least they won't be angry and frustrated about not having their bikes, they all start putting them away in late August anyway because it's too cold to ride,
and it rained a few days in September, so this should be a good time for the recall.
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2011, 01:44:50 PM »

Recalls won't get fixed until May or June - you can't expect an HD to be trailered in the cold, can you?
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2011, 02:53:53 PM »

Impressive.
The Japanese mfgs wish they could have sold that many bikes for such a simple recall.

Nuttin' compared to the recall for my Wing's cracked frame.  That was f-d up.  Giving the dealers a template, welding instructions and a have at it..

How d'ya feel about a shop monkey who cannot change the oil correctly messing with your frame?
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2011, 09:56:11 PM »


Impressive.
The Japanese mfgs wish they could have sold that many bikes for such a simple recall.

Nuttin' compared to the recall for my Wing's cracked frame.  That was f-d up.  Giving the dealers a template, welding instructions and a have at it..

How d'ya feel about a shop monkey who cannot change the oil correctly messing with your frame?



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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2011, 05:49:50 PM »

They're recalling 200k motorcycles, and 100k trikes  Bigsmile
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2011, 06:09:52 PM »


They're recalling 200k motorcycles, and 100k trikes  Bigsmile


Wow, they're getting expensive.

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 10:25:03 PM »

(off topic - when did the reputation meter show up?)
Sorry - just saw it now.

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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2011, 10:03:01 AM »


Impressive.
The Japanese mfgs wish they could have sold that many bikes for such a simple recall.

Nuttin' compared to the recall for my Wing's cracked frame.  That was f-d up.  Giving the dealers a template, welding instructions and a have at it..

How d'ya feel about a shop monkey who cannot change the oil correctly messing with your frame?


Thats different   Every motor vehicle maker has had recalls. GM Ford Chrysler had to be forced by the government to correct some real killer defects.  HD doing it on their own is a good thing.  Too bad they aren't perfect like the haters here Lol Lol Lol Lol Lol Twofinger
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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2011, 10:58:41 PM »

Well I guess this answers the question as to whether these air-cooled machines' heat is a dangerous thing or not...
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