2022 HD Pan America Special
Hello all, new to the forum. I wanted to share my situation with my Pan America. I love the bike, it is very comfortable and fun to ride. Which makes this even worse in the case of being without my bike and hoping this doesn't happen again. So, in the first 12 days of owning my Pan Am, I put 920 miles on it. I bought it with 6 miles on it. Broke it in as the Owners Manual instructs. The failure. I was accelerating onto a Highway, 2nd gear, shifted into 3rd gear around 7,000 RPM, and the engine just died. Gauges and lights still on, no engine power. Rear tire did not lock up. I pulled the clutch in and coasted to the shoulder. Stopped, neutral, restart. Bike started but didn't want to idle. I gave it throttle and it started clacking and knocking so I immediately shut it off. I tow on the weekends as a side job so thankfully have my own roadside assistance 😎 Put the bike in my truck and took it to Harley the next day. I had my 1K service scheduled for that day coincidentally enough. They got to work very quickly, my sales guy and the service advisor both communicating with me very well and very eager to get me back on the road. On inspection, they find that the front Exhaust Cam sprocket had broken into multiple pieces. They reached out to Harley Corporate, Harley Corporate told the dealer to cease tear down because they want it in R&D for teardown and inspection, Harley Corporate authorized a new motor for my bike. Matching numbers and VIN stamped on a new motor should arrive this coming week after Christmas, and I am being told that I should be back on two wheels by the end of the week if all goes well. I am a parts manager for a body shop so I know supply lines are all screwed up from the Rona I've attached some pictures for you of the carnage and the bike itself. I really like the bike, I have a friend who owns one and has had no mechanical issue from it. And I also follow a rider who does all kinds of stunts on his Pan Am. Wheelies, burnouts, offroad, jumps, and I have spoken with him. He has had no mechanical issues either. So hopefully this was just a bad fluke.