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Just got a letter from HD in the mail today - Safety Recall.

NHTSA Recall No. 15V-217: a red reflex reflector on the rear of the motorcycle (p/n 59988-72A) may have been omitted from your m/c.

Sure enough mine doesn't have it. May not be a huge thing - but may save someone's life.
 

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Just got a letter from HD in the mail today - Safety Recall.

NHTSA Recall No. 15V-217: a red reflex reflector on the rear of the motorcycle (p/n 59988-72A) may have been omitted from your m/c.

Sure enough mine doesn't have it. May not be a huge thing - but may save someone's life.
I got the same notice along with my HOG magazine the other day. My red tail works just fine. On either side of the rear fender there is a red reflector about the same size as the yellow ones on each side of the forks.
 

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Whoopie. When are they going to recall the fuel pump and rotor failure to stop the potentially deadly lag/leap and surge problems?

Notification of Case Change (All times are GMT-0400)

Workspace: NHTSA Hotline Center
Case: 10715309
Case Number: 792183

Date: 05/18/2015 Time: 13:10:10
Creation Date: 05/15/2015 Creation Time: 20:52:02
 

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Whoopie, when are they going to recall the potentially deadly lag/leap and surge problems?

Even with the fuel pump replaced you will likely have the the surge or lag/leap problem sooner than later. The rotor of the alternators are defective. HD service departments have begun examining the "teeth" on the [front] of the rotor. They are looking for broken, chipped or defective "teeth". The problem is most dealers don't have the special tool to pull the rotor to examine the back side. The back side is where the problem seems to be most of the time. The key-way in the rotor that keeps the rotor inline with the shaft becomes wallowed out due to poor quality metal and poor quality fitment. This alignment does have something to do with the timing sensor pick-up - so as it gets sloppy so does your timing.

Once the dealer locates this problem your problem has only began. HD doesn't have any replacement rotors. Or at least that's their story. The fact seems to be the Chinese manufacture can't fix the poor quality metal fatigue problem and there are no replacement parts available. All the low quality production parts are going into new build at the assembly plant.

Like any other 3rd world QC they just hope it doesn't fail until after your warranty expires. If it does, so what, bring it back and they give you another - kinda like what you experience when you by Chinese junk at Walmart and it breaks.
 

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Be nice if they did a recall on the mirrors!

(I saved all my receipts when I added the Extenders + Tribal Mirrors. They can reimburse me)
 

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If it makes you feel any better, the under-handlebar mirrors on my 2016 xl1200x are almost equally as worthless. My TIG welder will fix that next month though when I finish the move to Hawaii.

They're actually pretty great if you duck your head down about 6 inches. Before you ask if I'm too tall, I'm about a hair over 5'8" - so no :)
 

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Whoopie. When are they going to recall the fuel pump and rotor failure to stop the potentially deadly lag/leap and surge problems?

Notification of Case Change (All times are GMT-0400)

Workspace: NHTSA Hotline Center
Case: 10715309
Case Number: 792183
My local dealer told me that it was normal and to just adapt and live with it. That is what I have done as it doesn't effect the safe operation.
 

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Just got a letter from HD in the mail today - Safety Recall.

NHTSA Recall No. 15V-217: a red reflex reflector on the rear of the motorcycle (p/n 59988-72A) may have been omitted from your m/c.

Sure enough mine doesn't have it. May not be a huge thing - but may save someone's life.
Really save your life. That Reflector is on there because some worthless Government agency had nothing better to do that day. Ifd you are concerned about being seen from behind get a brighter tail light.
 

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Reflectors are there to increase visibility, yes, but also to make the bike visible if it's parked/stranded.

If you want brighter lights, I can recommend the Custom Dynamics LED replacements. They are dramatically, hugely brighter than the stock 1157 lamps my bike used to have.
 

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Reflectors are there to increase visibility, yes, but also to make the bike visible if it's parked/stranded.

If you want brighter lights, I can recommend the Custom Dynamics LED replacements. They are dramatically, hugely brighter than the stock 1157 lamps my bike used to have.
You can also use direct plug in LED replacements that require nothing but pull the lens plug them in put lens back and ride. Low cost and work very well.

Camco 54614 5008 Bright White Light LED Bulb - 2 pack $19.36 free shipping Walmart on line.
 

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Hadn't heard of those. I don't remember if the Street uses 1156 or 1157 bulbs, but those look like 1156 replacements. Don't know that they would work as an 1157 replacement.

The Custom Dynamics I'm using are similar in installation - pull the lens, pull out the bulb, plug these in. What I like about the Custom Dynamics is that they have a whole lot of LEDs, 48 per signal, in a ring of white outer "running light" LEDs, and then the central patch is actually amber (or red). So you don't have to have a red or amber lens on the turn signal, you can get some nice smoke lenses and "smoke 'em out" and still have super-bright running lights and turn signals.
 

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Hadn't heard of those. I don't remember if the Street uses 1156 or 1157 bulbs, but those look like 1156 replacements. Don't know that they would work as an 1157 replacement.

The Custom Dynamics I'm using are similar in installation - pull the lens, pull out the bulb, plug these in. What I like about the Custom Dynamics is that they have a whole lot of LEDs, 48 per signal, in a ring of white outer "running light" LEDs, and then the central patch is actually amber (or red). So you don't have to have a red or amber lens on the turn signal, you can get some nice smoke lenses and "smoke 'em out" and still have super-bright running lights and turn signals.
Well I have them installed front and rear on my 750 Street. There are also other brands out there.
 

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