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March 12, 2021, 04:42:57 PM
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HDBitchin

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Apparently this LiveWire motorcycle was on the dealer showroom floor charging when it caught on fire. They rolled it outside and called the fire department.


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March 13, 2021, 07:30:06 PM
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FerrousBueller

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  Worst problem I’ve had so far, was a fail to charge.  It was soon after I brought it home and I was playing with it under the carport.

  I kept plugging and unplugging the bike, (the reason why escapes me)  until the bike had enough and refused to charge.

  The dealer didn’t waste any time and picked up the bike the next day.

  The bike was returned later that same day. The dealer replaced the 12V battery, (there is one 12V out of six batteries) saying it was defective.

  I am a little skeptical, Harley introduced a firmware update a few weeks later for all the LiveWire bikes.

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Ferrous

March 13, 2021, 09:15:14 PM
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HDBitchin

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Behind every LiveWire is a big company that in my opinion will not let it fail. It is a machine and by virtue of that fact there will be the occasional failure but you have admit this one had drama!
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March 14, 2021, 09:47:51 AM
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The bike catching fire wasn't what concerns me about this video, it was the fact they rolled it outside and didn't know to put the fire out.
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March 16, 2021, 07:49:19 AM
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And manly stud-muffin harley dude takes action immediately and starts recording the smoldering with his phone.

I fear for manhood.

best

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March 16, 2021, 08:57:37 PM
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The Orange gloves on the ground look like the high voltage safety gloves for working on the  high voltage side of Hybrid cars, I am surprised there is not quick disconnect pull switch for the high voltage battery required by law on hybrid cars, so emergency responders can quickly disconnect the battery  and not get fried when responding to accidents or fires.

March 17, 2021, 12:11:19 PM
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I am sure that the HD engineers will be taking that one in for investigation.
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March 20, 2021, 01:06:01 PM
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NoSuperSlabs

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Sad day.
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March 20, 2021, 03:35:47 PM
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The Orange gloves on the ground look like the high voltage safety gloves for working on the  high voltage side of Hybrid cars, I am surprised there is not quick disconnect pull switch for the high voltage battery required by law on hybrid cars, so emergency responders can quickly disconnect the battery  and not get fried when responding to accidents or fires.
   Plan A= The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is equipped with an emergency cut loop located inside the top cover under the vehicle inlet/charge port in a section of the low voltage harness. Cutting the loop shuts down and disables the high voltage system outside of the high voltage battery. If the right-hand switch module is damaged or not accessible, deactivate the high-voltage system using the cut loop.
   Plan B = stand around and watch it burn ( don't forget to videotape it )
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