The recall is due to a faulty fuel pump module that could abruptly cut the fuel supply under acceleration and restart it again, causing the engine to shutter.
Having recalled the Street 500 and Street 750 motorcycles in the US earlier this month, Harley-Davidson has now extended the same in the Indian market as well, the only other country that produces the American manufacturer’s entry-level offerings. The recall has affected 10,580 units of the Street twins that were manufactured between 20th January 2014 to 24th June 2015 in the US; and between 24th February 2014 to 15th July 2015 in India. The company has a manufacturing facility in Bawal, Haryana.
Since the Harley Street 500 is not sold in India, only the Street 750 manufactured during the said period has been recalled in the country. The recall has been issued to replace a faulty fuel pump inlet. The fuel pump module inside the tank is said to have a poor seal at the inlet that could possibly cut the fuel supply under acceleration. The odds of this happening are higher if the fuel in the bike is low, even at 3-litres before the low fuel indicator light comes on. Once the seal sets in, there is an abrupt restoration in supply of fuel that could cause the engine to shutter, increasing the chances of the rider losing control.
Harley-Davidson has issued letters to the owners in the US asking them to not ride beyond 160 kms on a single tank and keep the fuel tank filled up at a higher level to avoid the issue. The automaker is now contacting customers in India that may have the problem on their examples of the Street 750 in order to replace the affected part free of charge. The company has also advised dealers to sell but not deliver the Street models to new customers world over unless the issue has been checked and solved. Incidentally, Harley updated the Street 750 in India for MY2016 earlier this month.