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Harley recalling 3,300 bikes

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Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is recalling 3,361 FXDL Dyna Low Rider motorcycles, with a model year of 2014 and a half, because of a problem with the ignition switch.

The bikes were made between Jan. 6 and June 19, according to documents posted on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

An optional performance electronic control module might be calibrated such that higher engine rpms could cause the ignition switch to move from the “on” to “accessory only” position, which will shut the engine off while the motorcycle is moving. This could lead to a crash, according to the website.

Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine mount bracket assembly and ignition switch knob, free of charge, according to the website. The recall was to start at the end of July. Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 800-258-2464.

Last month, Harley announced it was recalling more than 66,000 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles because a brake line could become pinched between the gas tank and frame, causing the front wheel to lock up. Those motorcycles were made at Harley’s facility in Springettsbury Township, York County.

The bikes affected by the most recent recall were made at a plant in Kansas City, Mo., said Bernadette Lauer, spokeswoman for the York County plant. The company, headquartered in Milwaukee, has about 1,000 local employees, according to Business Journal records.

The company trades its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker HOG.

Joseph Deinlein

Joseph Deinlein

Joseph Deinlein covers York County, energy and environment, agribusiness and workforce issues. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at joed@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JDeinleinCPBJ. Circle Joseph Deinlein on .

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