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Harley-Davidson issues recall for ignition switch problems

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The type of ignition switch problems that affected General Motors is now turning up in Wisconsin's famous motorcycle brand.

Harley-Davidson of Milwaukee said Friday it's recalling 4,500 FXDL Dyna Low Rider models sold throughout the world. The company says engine vibrations can move the ignition switches from the "On" position to the one that runs accessories only.

Harley says the problem has the ability to shut off a motorcycle while it's being driven, thus causing a possible crash.

There have been no reported crashes or injuries related to the issue.

The recall includes bikes from the 2014-and-a-half model year, which includes over 3,300 Dyna Low Riders sold in the U.S.

Harley says an engine-mount bracket can excessively vibrate if the engine is modified to rev at over 5,600 RPM's.

Harley started notifying owners of the affected bikes late last month. Dealers are replacing bracket switches and ignition switch knobs at no cost.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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