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post #1 of 24 Old 05-26-2015, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Date codes & fuel pumps

'I posted this in the NHTSA thread:

The very early made streets (before 10/15/14) had the possibility of a loose fuel inlet filter connection at the main pump body. The connection is a one-time push-on fit that is not serviceable. If a loose connection is found, the complete fuel pump assembly needed to be replaced. A simple fuel pressure test would detect this.

That is pretty much TT442. And it just falls under "performance issue" no further concern detail.

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Where an we look to find the manufacturing date to verify if the street was made before or after 10/15/14?
What about the replacement fuel pumps being shipped to dealers to take care of this problem? What date was HD fuel pump spare parts inventory replaced with the 'good' fuel pumps? My fuel pump was replaced 1/3/2015 and it failed again. Or are they still shipping potentially bad fuel pumps which may fail in future?
Appreciate if you could find out.
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The manufacture date on the Street is located on the VIN tag; right hand side down tube and may be partially covered by the radiator shroud.

The build date will be the second line on the VIN tag; example 09/15

As for the fuel pump I don't have one in stock to look nor have we replaced one yet.

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Street 500/750 Safety Recalls/Product Programs/Non-Compliance Recalls:
-2015 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET FUEL TANK - SAFETY RECALL 0161
-2015 STREET LICENSE PLATE REFLECTOR REGULATORY NON-COMPLIANCE RECALL CODE 0620
-PRODUCT PROGRAM 0919: 2015 STREET MODELS RIGHT SIDE RIDER FOOT CONTROL MOUNTING SCREWS
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Thank you, you are great help.


My XG750 was manufactured 6/10, which explains the original failure. Now we need to know some identifying feature of a replacement fuel pump, like a date code or serial number, which would differentiate potentially bad fuel pump from certainly good fuel pump.


I think everyone can accept some initial issues. The problem becomes a big problem and one starts to panic, when the fuel pump gets replaced and it keeps happening. It is very important, since the only reason right now the fuel pump is getting replaced is because of this issue.
Please, try to get clarification.
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As soon as Harley releases any info on the Street, on this or any other problem, I'll be right on here letting you know.

At dealer ship I work at we have only sold 4 streets and none of them have comeback for any problems other than the license plate reflector and re-torque of the foot pegs. All have complained about lack of range on the fuel tank, but no lag-leap issue.

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-2015 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STREET FUEL TANK - SAFETY RECALL 0161
-2015 STREET LICENSE PLATE REFLECTOR REGULATORY NON-COMPLIANCE RECALL CODE 0620
-PRODUCT PROGRAM 0919: 2015 STREET MODELS RIGHT SIDE RIDER FOOT CONTROL MOUNTING SCREWS
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Exclamation I fied with NHTSA, not much help there - imagine that - go to your stat DMV Lemon Law

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'I posted this in the NHTSA thread:

The very early made streets (before 10/15/14) had the possibility of a loose fuel inlet filter connection at the main pump body. The connection is a one-time push-on fit that is not serviceable. If a loose connection is found, the complete fuel pump assembly needed to be replaced. A simple fuel pressure test would detect this.

That is pretty much TT442. And it just falls under "performance issue" no further concern detail.

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Where an we look to find the manufacturing date to verify if the street was made before or after 10/15/14?
What about the replacement fuel pumps being shipped to dealers to take care of this problem? What date was HD fuel pump spare parts inventory replaced with the 'good' fuel pumps? My fuel pump was replaced 1/3/2015 and it failed again. Or are they still shipping potentially bad fuel pumps which may fail in future?
Appreciate if you could find out.
LAG/LEAP AND SURGE PROBLEMS ARE POTENTIALLY VERY DANGEROUS TO POTENTIALLY DEADLY
Making HD corporate and dealer contacts? Why should we send a message they are already aware of? Really, think about an organization that fully understands they has a very dangerous problem and are resolved to do as little as possible unless law suits force them - they must have found the old AMF management policy book.

Most of the post I have read [from Texans]would qualify for relief under Texas Lemon Law:

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How many “reasonable attempts” to repair a defect is the manufacturer allowed?
One way to show the dealer has had a reasonable number of attempts to fix a defect is to pass the following tests. Mileage requirements in the tests do not apply to travel trailers.

The Four Times Test

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A serious safety hazard is a life-threatening malfunction that substantially impedes your ability to control or operate the vehicle normally, or that creates a substantial risk of fire or explosion. You pass this test if you have taken your vehicle to the dealership two or more times for the repair of a serious safety hazard

- once during first 12 months or 12,000 miles, and
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It is advisable to contact the Lemon Law Section of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) for more specific information and assistance at (888) 368-4689.

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Are you trying to get your Street repurchased or replaced or repaired under the lemon law? It appears that HD has no known solid fix for the fuel pump's sock separating issue - so the 'repair' may work considering some people's experience on this forum or may work only temporarily, as experienced by me and others on this forum. Some people already replaced their Street with other Harley's because they got frustrated with this issue. I still believe HD will fix this issue, if there will be repeated warranty replacements of the fuel pump. If I reach your conclusion about HD knowingly ignoring this issue and knowingly putting lives at risk, I will get rid of my Street and stay away from any Harley.
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"....HD knowingly ignoring this issue and knowingly putting lives at risk, I will get rid of my Street and stay away from any Harley. "


I hope HD reads this. Like you, I think that HD will fix this problem. I honestly don't see how they can avoid it. I like my STREET and don't want to get rid of it (I haven't had the L&L problem-YET) but if I did get rid of it, why would I buy another Harley anything?
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"....HD knowingly ignoring this issue and knowingly putting lives at risk, I will get rid of my Street and stay away from any Harley. "


I hope HD reads this. Like you, I think that HD will fix this problem. I honestly don't see how they can avoid it. I like my STREET and don't want to get rid of it (I haven't had the L&L problem-YET) but if I did get rid of it, why would I buy another Harley anything?
I have had another Harley and I have to say this is just the growing pain of a new type of bike for them. That doesn't mean the rest of their bikes have any issues. Most of them are tried and true veteran bikes with only minor changes each model year.
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Are you trying to get your Street repurchased or replaced or repaired under the lemon law? It appears that HD has no known solid fix for the fuel pump's sock separating issue - so the 'repair' may work considering some people's experience on this forum or may work only temporarily, as experienced by me and others on this forum. Some people already replaced their Street with other Harley's because they got frustrated with this issue. I still believe HD will fix this issue, if there will be repeated warranty replacements of the fuel pump. If I reach your conclusion about HD knowingly ignoring this issue and knowingly putting lives at risk, I will get rid of my Street and stay away from any Harley.
My first bike was a new 1966 XLH, great bike. Had several great HD's until AMF screwed it up. Once HD was back on track I bought a 1984 FXRT and 1984 XR1000. The XR went back to HD under the TX Lemon Law. I sold the FXRT and gave up on HD. Once HDcame out with a liquid cooled bike [I could afford] I jumped on the XG. Sure it has poor brakes, engine difficulties, goofy steering geometry, but for the price and being liquid cooled I really like it. I hope to keep it, but if the issues persist I will file a request with TX DMV for a final Lemon Law determination. By the way, the problems I have experienced and recorded qualify for 3 out of the 4 separate reasons to request a final determination.
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Mine has the lag-leap issue. It's an xg500. Manufactured 08/14. I have V&H pipes on it, however this issue has been present since new. It only has 300 miles on it. I just filled up. Right before fill up it was doing it bad. I put in 2.5 gallons. I'm only getting 34 mpg but I do a lot of short trips. Hope this helps....
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