Actually, there WAS a recall of a few (~100) bikes. As part of the final roll-out testing, each bike is put on a dyno and run in for a few miles to check that everything on the bike is working correctly. In the case of the recalled bikes, the control parameters on the test exceeded specification (i.e. the engine temps. got higher than the engineers recommended.) I don't know if there were any field failures as a result - but Harley did step up and correct the problem. It was limited to a few early '02 bikes. There is link to the story here.mjw930 said:I don't buy that story on the dyno engines. Harley's manufacturing is far too sophisticated to allow that to happen.
Personally, I think that the professional way Harley handled this problem says a lot about the quality of their product.