HARLEY DAVIDSON 1000 1977: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER

Make : HARLEY DAVIDSON Model : 1000 Year : 1977
Build Dates : 1976-11-01 - 1977-12-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 79V114000
Date Owner's Notified: 1979-06-14 Date Received by ODI: 1979-05-10 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
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Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3074
Summary:
      THE INVOLVED CYCLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER PUSH ROD WHICH HAS INSUFFICIENT CONTACT AREA WITH THE REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER PISTON. THIS COULD RESULT IN THE ROD PENETRATING THE PISTON DURING EXTREMELY HIGH PEDAL EFFORT.
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Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; HYDRAULIC, MASTER CYLINDER.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF REAR BRAKE PERFORMANCE COULD LEAD TO LOSS OFVEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.NOTE: ALTHOUGH OPERATOR WOULD STILL HAVE FULL USE OF THE FRONT BRAKE, VEHICLESHOULD NOT BE OPERATWILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED, LARGER PUSH ROD AND REPLACE THE MASTER CYLINDERAT NO COST TO OWNER.