If you own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, make sure you’re alert to the company’s latest recall, which affects over 66,000 vehicles. The motorcycles in question are 2014 model year Touring and CVO Touring vehicles.
What’s the problem with these models? Their front wheels have a tendency of locking up as you drive them. That’s because the brake line can get trapped between the frame of the vehicle and the fuel tank, resulting in brake fluid pressure level that’s too high. The company has already admitted that a few crashes have been linked to this problem, a couple of them resulting in injuries. By responding to the recall, you’ll get a free fix of this brake line problem.
Staying safe on your motorcycle
In general, motorcycles may be improperly designed or poorly constructed in a number of ways, ranging from the use of inferior materials to serious flaws in important vehicle systems such as the brake or clutch. Motorcycle owners depend on a manufacturer being trustworthy and having high standards for the kinds of vehicles they produce. If your motorcycle accident was caused at least in part by a defect in the vehicle, discuss what steps you should take with our Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers.
Now is a good time to also emphasize the preventative steps you can take to stay safer on your motorcycle. You can’t always anticipate or stop every accident from occurring, but you can adopt measures that will lower the chances of an accident or make the outcome less severe. Indiana, for example, doesn’t have a universal motorcycle helmet law; helmets are required only for operators or passengers under the age of 18. But even though helmets aren’t required, be sure to wear one; they significantly reduce the chances of death and traumatic brain injury.
In the event of an accident, it’s important to have an attorney on your side who will fight to obtain the money you deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice and legal advocacy. In the meantime, stay vigilant about problems with your motorcycle and do what you can to protect yourself on the road.