Harley recalls Street models over rusty brakes

Harley-Davidson Street Rod hotter products

Harley-Davidson Australia has recalled 4798 Street 500 and Street Rod 750 models over problems with rusty brake calipers.

The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says that brake calipers may become rusty in the bore area.

“This corrosion could result in the pistons dragging in the caliper bore,” it says.

“If this condition remains undetected it could lead to increased brake drag, posing a risk of accident and serious injury to the rider and other road users.”

Harley-Davidson Australia will contact “all known owners” and advise them to bring their bike to their preferred authorised Harley dealer to install free replacement parts.

Click here for the list of Vehicle Identification Numbers of affected bikes.

Even though manufacturers and importers contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

3 Comments

  1. I thought it was normal for a Harley-Ferguson to start rusting as soon as it’s built. My brother, who owns one, says that if he doesn’t keep his spotlessly clean it rusts very quickly.

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