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Harley-Davidson recalls motorcycles for ignition switch problem

Engine vibration can turn ignition switches from “on” to “accessory,” Harley-Davidson says.
By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer Published: August 2, 2014

— Ignition switch problems have now turned up in the motorcycle business.

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 4,500 FXDL Dyna Low Rider bikes worldwide because engine vibration can turn the switches from “on” to “accessory.”

The recall covers motorcycles from the 20141/2 model year, including more than 3,300 in the U.S. If the motorcycles have been modified to rev higher than 5,600 RPMs, an engine mount bracket can vibrate excessively.

If the switch goes to “accessory,” the engine can shut off while being driven.

Dealers will replace the bracket assembly and ignition switch knob for free.

Associated Press