Harley-Davidson will recall 250,757 of its touring motorcycles, trikes and models from the 2009 through 2012. What happened to these usually reliable motorcycles? This Harley recall was precipitated by a problem with rear brake-light switch could be damaged by heat from the Harley’s exhaust systems. Apparently, excessive heat causes the switch to fail to activate the brake light during braking. A lesser concern is that the break light can also be activated when the brake has not been put on. Now a real big problem: the motorcycle’s defect could also result in a brake fluid leak at the switch that could keep the rear brake from working properly. Any of these three problems could cause a motorcycle accident. Harley-Davidson has already attribued one motorcycle accident to this recall.