HARLEY DAVIDSON FL 1996: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Make : HARLEY DAVIDSON Model : FL Year : 1996
Build Dates : 1993-07-01 - 1996-09-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 96V204000
Date Owner's Notified: 1996-10-25 Date Received by ODI: 1996-10-22 Date Added to Database: 1996-10-22
Manufacturers Involved: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 176515
Summary:
      THE EFFECTS OF REFORMULATED GASOLINE ALONG WITH CERTAIN USAGE OF THE FUEL SUPPLY VALVE AFFECTS THE SUPPLY OF GASOLINE TO THE CARBURETOR. THIS CONDITION REQUIRES TWO FACTORS: "1" THE USE OF REFORMULATED FUELS CONTAINING MBTE AND "2" STARTING THE MOTORCYCLE WITH THE FUEL VALVE HANDLE IN THE OFF POSITION.
Consequence:
      THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE FUEL FLOW TO BE UNPREDICTABLE THUS CAUSING THE ENGINE TO SHUT DOWN INCREASING THE RISK OF A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS THE REPLACE THE DIAPHRAGM IN THE FUEL VALVE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 1996.NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR MOTORCYCLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HARLEY DAVIDSON AT 1-414-342-4680.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.