A full list of the Vehicle Identification Numbers of all 3695 affected Harleys is published at the end of this article.
Owners should contact their Harley dealer for a free inspection and repair, if necessary.
Harley CFO John Olin describes the recall as “frustrating”.
“However, the safety of our riders is our highest priority. We, along with our dealers, are committed to addressing this issue and continuing to provide customers with the quality experience and service they expect,” he says.
In February, Harley recalled over 250,000 motorcycles for a brake issue in 2008-11 Touring, CVO and V-Rod. The company only had one recall last year.
This latest hydraulic clutch recall will cost Harley about $35 million.
It comes as the company has announced increased earnings in the third quarter. This is despite Trump’s trade wars resulting in increased tariffs in Europe and China and costing the company $US48m in lost revenue this year.
However, global sales were down 7.8% to 59,226 compared with the same quarter last year.
Worst affected were domestic sales, down 13.3% to 36,220, while international sales were actually up 2.6%.
Australian sales were -20.4% to 5196, despite the Asia/Pacific region only being down 0.3% to 7433.
The company has announced an “accelerated strategy” to offset the decline of domestic sales. It includes developing the brand in the international markets.