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  • FMH 013637f_Y0E31U_c Inner Fairing Install - Part 2
    12:17

    Harley Davidson inner fairing removal / installation is not extremely difficult. However it is detailed, and requires focus as there are many areas of the motorcycle that are, touched and can be directly affected during the removal/installation process. Before jumping back into the Harley Davidson inner fairing reassembly, Mike takes a minute to talk to… Read more »

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  • FMH 013635f_Y0E29U_c Inner Fairing Install - Part 1
    24:03

    The Harley Davidson inner fairing has returned from the painters and Mike is ready to reinstall it back onto the motorcycle. Begin by setting up an open, clean work bench or table with a soft towel or blanket where the finished piece can be laid down without the possibility of damage. A lot of the… Read more »

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  • FMH 013631f_Y0E25U_c Inner Fairing Removal - Part 1
    11:08

    1996 – 2013 Harley Inner Fairing Removal Removing the Harley inner fairing on an FLHTC is a complex process. It is a good idea to have a factory service manual and a plan of action before attempting this job. It is also important to set aside an adequate amount of time to start and complete… Read more »

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  • Harley Starter Clutch
    38:28

    A common component to fail on a Harley-Davidson is the starter. Whether from age or lack of proper battery/motorcycle maintenance, it is almost inevitable that your starter will need to be pulled for rebuild or repair. Harley’s starter design changed in 2007 and we found ourselves no longer having to get into the primary drive… Read more »

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  • Harley Throw Out Bearing
    39:21

    On the right side of your Harley, behind the transmission side cover (aka clutch end cover) you will find the transmission door bearings. These two bearings are critical as they support the heavy load at the end of the transmission main and and counter shafts. Failure It is not uncommon for these bearings to eventually… Read more »

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  • Fork Seal Leak
    14:56

    You may develop a Harley fork seal leak at some point. It’s a rubber seal and they were out and deteriorate over time. Another Vice Mike shows us how not to pick up another vice. He uses the motorcycle as the vice to remove the tubes. Make sure everything is clean and free of debris…. Read more »

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  • Fork Seal Leak
    14:56

    You may develop a Harley fork seal leak at some point. It’s a rubber seal and they were out and deteriorate over time. Another Vice Mike shows us how not to pick up another vice. He uses the motorcycle as the vice to remove the tubes. Make sure everything is clean and free of debris…. Read more »

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  • Harley Valve Replacement
    7:21

    I Still Have a Carburetor! Every carbureted Harley Davidson has a Harley fuel valve or aftermarket one. This valve allows the rider to control the on/off delivery of fuel to the carburetor. The fuel valve also has a reserve position that helps the rider to monitor fuel quantity, and can be used as a fail… Read more »

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  • Motorcycle Compression Test
    6:40

    Know Before You Invest In this video, Bob takes us through a compression test on a Twin Cam motor. The motorcycle in this video has sustained damage due to an accident. It is already known that the frame will need to be replaced. It is, also, important to know the status of the motor before… Read more »

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