Beyond Basic Maintenance

These videos will help you with projects that go beyond your basic maintenance checklist. High mileage motorcycles will need different maintenance and sometimes repair work. We will cover them here.

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  • 11:29

    Sealed Harley Wheel Bearings Replacement

    Harley Wheel Bearings: Was Old Better? Up until 1999, the motor company used conventional, serviceable Harley wheel bearings. These were high quality bearings made by Timken. They were packed with grease and set against a bearing race with a wheel bearing seal on the outside end of the wheel hub to block out the elements…

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  • Harley-Davidson wheel bearings
    48:54

    Harley-Davidson® Wheel Bearings Replacement

    Sealed wheel bearings are supposed to make things easier for us. Now we do not have to pack grease into the bearings like before and this saves us a maintenance step. Here’s the rub, the axle can start to seize to the bearings or the bearing can start to seize to the hub. Bob shows…

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  • 11:08

    Harley Inner Fairing Removal: Part 1

    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…

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  • 8:41

    Softail Shock Adjustment

    If you are not fully satisfied with the handling performance of your Harley Davidson Softail; try experimenting with your softail shock adjustment. Softail models feature adjustable rear shock absorbers located beneath the motorcycle. They function opposite of a conventional shock, as they are inverted. Positioned horizontally under the motorcycle, the shock is mounted to the…

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  • Softail Shock
    15:23

    Softail Shock Maintenance & Rebuild

    Down and Gets Dirty The Softail shock is one of the most neglected components on a Harley Davidson. Although not easy to access, the shock assembly does require regular maintenance. The design of this shock assembly allows for it to accumulate road debris. The front side of the shock assembly has a number of (aprox…

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  • 11:29

    Sealed Harley Wheel Bearings Replacement

    Harley Wheel Bearings: Was Old Better? Up until 1999, the motor company used conventional, serviceable Harley wheel bearings. These were high quality bearings made by Timken. They were packed with grease and set against a bearing race with a wheel bearing seal on the outside end of the wheel hub to block out the elements…

    Watch Now >>

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  • 11:29

    Sealed Harley Wheel Bearings Replacement

    Harley Wheel Bearings: Was Old Better? Up until 1999, the motor company used conventional, serviceable Harley wheel bearings. These were high quality bearings made by Timken. They were packed with grease and set against a bearing race with a wheel bearing seal on the outside end of the wheel hub to block out the elements…

    Watch Now >>
  • Harley-Davidson wheel bearings
    48:54

    Harley-Davidson® Wheel Bearings Replacement

    Sealed wheel bearings are supposed to make things easier for us. Now we do not have to pack grease into the bearings like before and this saves us a maintenance step. Here’s the rub, the axle can start to seize to the bearings or the bearing can start to seize to the hub. Bob shows…

    Watch Now >>
  • Fork Seal Leak
    14:56

    Harley Fork Seal Leak Fix

    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.…

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