2010 Screaming Eagle Clutch
NEW, Flagship of Harley Davidson, 2010 Ultra Classic Screaming Eagle. Loud Whine with clutch pulled in while in first gear, selling dealer is located about 152 miles away, they came and picked it up, drained clutch and/or tranny and said all is fine. Delivered bike back to me. Got about 1.5 - 2 miles from home, when suddenly the clutch would not disengage, could not stop bike, it stalled when I hit the break hard and then it was VERY difficult to start. Had to shut it off at every intersection since I cound not get the bike to stop. I called dealer and they hadd no idea what would cause the problem. Simple internet search (less than 1/2 hour) I discovered this is a common problem with the Screaming Eagles. From everything I have been able to find out it is air in the clutch cylinder. Informed another dealer who came and picked up the bike. Awaiting to hear what they say. $39,185.00 motorcycle, Special Vehicle Operations division with a limited number of people building it and it has been in the shop longer than it has been at my house! Bougth it on Sept 28th, I have put 322 miles on it, and the selling dealer was 152 miles away, so half of that mileage is just getting home when I bought it. This is my 5th new Harley, if this continues it will be my last Harley. This is an extremely dangerous defect/problem, the operator has no to very little control over the vehicle but do I see a recall???? NO. I filed a complaint with the NHTSB for safery reasons.