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Old 08-04-2014, 11:41 AM   #3991
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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: 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.
Wait... too much chrome on a Harley? Amusing... sad that is has caused problems... but amusing. Maybe not everything on their bikes needs to have chrome?
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:20 PM   #3992
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Ouch!

Why would they even route a brake line there?
Because people want ABS brakes...
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:25 PM   #3993
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Because people want ABS brakes...
Rofl. You mean they can't hang the abs pump and computer on the bars?


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Old 08-04-2014, 06:03 PM   #3994
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Rofl. You mean they can't hang the abs pump and computer on the bars?

They do that with the Stage 9 Screaming Eagle kit. It's chromed out and everything :-)
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:08 PM   #3995
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I wish HD made a full line of bikes: sport, sport-tour, dirt bikes, etc. I think it's likely they could make a better dirt bike than KTM, a hotter sport bike than anything from Japan, a more reliable do-all than BMW, etc. .


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Old 08-04-2014, 08:19 PM   #3996
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The recall I read about was related to the ignition switch off while riding.

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Old 08-07-2014, 06:40 AM   #3997
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Because people want ABS brakes...
I was quoting the original post which said "potential brake line pinching between the fuel tank and frank."

Just makin' a dick joke, is all.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:12 PM   #3998
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Indian Scout.

It will be interesting to see how the new Indian Scout impacts Sportster buyers how Harley responds to the new competition.




HD 1200 Custom:
  • $14,144
  • 68 HP - 71 ft-lb
  • 1200 cc
  • Air cooled
  • 5 speed
  • 584 pounds
  • 26 degree lean angle
Indian Scout:
  • $11,399
  • 100 HP - 72 ft-lb
  • 1133 cc
  • Water cooled
  • 6 speed
  • 558 pounds
  • 31 degree lean angle
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:33 PM   #3999
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It will be interesting to see how the new Indian Scout impacts Sportster buyers how Harley responds to the new competition.




HD 1200 Custom:
  • $14,144
Where do you get your prices from listed on the HD website starting at $10,649
http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...00-custom.html
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:47 PM   #4000
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Where do you get your prices from listed on the HD website starting at $10,649
http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...00-custom.html
That's hilarious. Looks like Indian isn't afraid to stretch the truth in their marketing material. The information came from here where the comparison chart below was posted. I didn't double check the MSRP. My bad.

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Old 08-07-2014, 04:51 PM   #4001
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Even at $10,649 vs. the Scout's $11,399, the Sportster seems like a bad deal compared to the performance that you get with the Scout.

It will be interesting to see if HD fires back with a hot Sportster or maybe a hopped-up Street?
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:52 PM   #4002
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That's hilarious. Looks like Indian isn't afraid to stretch the truth in their marketing material. The information came from here where the comparison chart below was posted. I didn't double check the MSRP. My bad.
Well that's some BS right there I can get a HD Dyna Low Rider at that price.
http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...low-rider.html
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:56 PM   #4003
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Even at $10,649 vs. the Scout's $11,399, the Sportster seems like a bad deal compared to the performance that you get with the Scout.

It will be interesting to see if HD fires back with a hot Sportster or maybe a hopped-up Street?
Maybe the return of the sportster sport?
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #4004
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Maybe the return of the sportster sport?

How bout a Buell motor in a sporty?
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:23 PM   #4005
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Water cool a bike and you get more power.
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