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Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:22 pm

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Harley Davidson - Screamin' Eagle
Engine Defect Investigation ... GgodXiwrZg

The national consumer law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is currently investigating consumer complaints regarding Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle motorcycle engines. Screamin' Eagle motorcycles are a line of high-end Harley-Davidson bikes, which typically cost upwards of $30,000.

Description of the Alleged Defect in H-D Screamin' Eagles
The current investigation concerns an alleged defect referred to as the CVO, Screamin' Eagle or 110" defect (CVO 110 cubic inch engine). Consumers have experienced problems with their Screamin' Eagle bikes that include:

oil leaks at rear cylinder (most of the oil leaks seem to appear by the first 5,000 miles)
rear cylinder head gasket failure
burning oil
engine stalls, and
overheating engines.
Screamin' Eagle Model Years Under Investigation
This alleged defect appears to affect at least 2007 and 2008 Screamin' Eagle models, but may affect earlier models as well. The new 2009 model appears to have an improved design.

The affected models include:

2007 - FLHRSE3 Screamin' Eagle Road King
2007 - FLHTCUSE2 Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide
2007 - FXDSE Screamin' Eagle Dyna
2007 - FXSTSSE Screamin' Eagle Softail Spring
2008 - FLHRSE4 Screamin' Eagle Road Glide
2008 - FLHTCUSE3 Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide
2008 - FXDSE2 Screamin' Eagle Dyna
2008 - FXSTSSE2 Screamin' Eagle Softail Spring

Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle Recall Letter
On August 13, 2008, Harley-Davidson sent a recall letter to owners of 2007 & 2008 Screamin' Eagle motorcycle owners. The recall, referred to as Product Program 0906, promises to "upgrade" the top end gaskets, center crankcase bolt, and the Automatic Compressor Release of certain 2007 and 2008 models built before May 14, 2008. However, based upon the alleged CVO defect, the solution the company is providing is inadequate to solve the inherent problem with the affected models of the Screamin' Eagles.
Consumer Legal Rights
State and federal consumer protection laws provide consumers with remedies for products that do not perform as advertised or that were defectively designed or manufactured, even after the warranty period has expired. In many consumer protection cases, the cost of prosecuting individual lawsuits for each consumer is prohibitive.

The law, however, does not leave the consumer powerless. Individual consumers may band together in a class action lawsuit, thereby representing all consumers who purchased the allegedly defective product. Thus, a class action can provide an effective means for consumers to force a corporation to acknowledge its legal responsibilities and provide monetary relief to all members of the class.

Submit Your Complaint About Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle Motorcycle Engine Defects
We are interested in learning of any alleged defects or other problems you have had with your Harley- Davidson Screamin' Eagle. Please inform us of your experiences with these allegedly defective Harleys. We will review your claim without charge or any obligation on your part.

Post Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:30 pm

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Location: Wa, USA
There is an article on this issue in the April 09 issue of American Iron magazine. The short version of it is that the MOCO cheaped out on the cylinders and got caught.

Post Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:02 pm

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Woody- Yep there is..

And the CVO line is 'supposed to be' the Hi-end bikes $$$$$. Guess that may just mean the price ??

Post Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:47 pm

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Location: Largo, Fl

Post Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:38 am

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Amen Danny ...

indianut wrote:
Harley-Davidson. 1903-1998. R.I.P.

& '99 for EVO softail..

Course moco still did make a 2000 CVO FXR EVO, but that was limited production & big $$$$.....yup ride.

Post Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:16 pm

Posts: 386
What's an Evo? :mrgreen:

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