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On certain early production 2023 FLHXSE and FLTRXSE model motorcycles, a lower frame rail clamp may not adequately retain the rear brake line, which may allow the line to contact the exhaust. Contact between the brake line and the exhaust could, over time, lead to a hole in the brake line and a loss of rear brake fluid.” Also, the bikemaker says “rear braking may be compromised, increasing the risk of a crash.”

As part of the recall, Harley-Davidson will fix the issue free of cost. Existing owners will receive notifications between October 16 and 20, 2023, post which you can head to your nearest authorized H-D dealer to have the clamp replaced. In case you’re curious, the company has already whipped up a revised clamp, instead of putting on the same type. Future CVO models will come with this new clamp. You should also know the brake line in question comes from Spanish OEM company J. Juan, although the caliper is from Brembo.

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