On December 6th, Indian Motorcycles filed a report with the NHTSA on a possible problem with the fuel-injection system that can lead to a fuel leak. This is a problem with roots as far back as 2013, and it affects a staggering 23,746 bikes, total. The affected bikes include the Roadmaster along with the Chief Classic/Dark Horse, Chieftain, Chief Dark Horse and even the new Springfield with build dates between April 15th, 2013 and July 15, 2016.

The problem seems to be that the fuel rail can contact other components which can cause the rail to leak. Needless to say, this poses a significant fire hazard and fire is bad, m’kay, so this should be addressed sooner rather than later. The campaign is already underway as NHTSA Number 16V877000, and dealerships will install a bracket that will prevent the motion in the fuel rail that causes the contact.

Continue reading for more information on the Indian recall.

What To Do

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Affected owners should expect to hear from Indian if you have not already. If you think you have fallen through the cracks, or simply have questions/concerns, you can reach Indian at 1-888-327-4236 and ask about recall No. I-16-03, or call the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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TJ Hinton
T.J got an early start from his father and other family members who owned and rode motorcycles, and by helping with various mechanical repairs throughout childhood. That planted a seed that grew into a well-rounded appreciation of all things mechanical, and eventually, into a formal education of same. Though primarily a Harley rider, he has an appreciation for all sorts of bikes and doesn't discriminate against any particular brand or region of origin. He currently holds an Associate's degree in applied mechanical science from his time at the M.M.I.  Read More
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