Springer Rebuild

with Bob LaRosa
Session 1: Pre-Disassembly Inspection

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You Get with Your Class:

  • In-depth Instruction; Over 2 ½ hours
  • On-demand video access ­ anytime
  • Indefinite access. Pay once, view forever
  • Bonus materials, including references and extra videos
  • Access to Class-only Q&A with Harley experts

Riding a Harley and knowing how to keep it on the road are two separate things. When the two are brought together, it accentuates our lifestyle. The techniques you learn for general maintenance and repair will soar to a new level with this Fix My Hog video class.

The Harley-Davidson® springer has been in use since the 1930’s. The Harley military springer front end is still a prized item for any chopper builder or collector.

In this class, your instructor will be Bob LaRosa, and he’ll take you step-by-step through the proper operation, adjustment and rebuild procedures on the springer front end.

FX and FL springers have been around a long time. They have a rigid fork and a spring fork set-up. The spring fork is hung on springs to absorb some of the bumps on the road. In 1946 the shock-assisted springer came into play before the duo glide.

In the 1980’s the springer was brought back and had an impressive run through 2011. They remain a rider favorite to this day due to its mechanical nature and feel.

This class will highlight that springers need maintenance just like any other mechanical item on your Harley. There’s no fluid. So the fixed and movable fork needs to be maintained, adjusted and eventually rebuilt as time and miles add up.

In his meticulous fashion, Bob breaks down the springer front end part-by-part and step-by-step. He’ll show you the importance of working in a clean environment and tracking every part you remove and the replacement part you are installing.

The front end is obviously a critical part of the motorcycle and one that requires your time and patience when rebuilding. In addition to this video instruction, you will be using your service manual and some specialty tools.

In addition to video instruction, this Class provides you with some extra downloadable information. Those include a printable Class Guide covering the key steps in the class, a tools/resources document, a bonus video download covering the inspection process of a springer front end, and a video talking about the history of the springer.

Bob LaRosa

Bob LaRosa has worked in a mechanical and auto body related capacity his entire career. The strong working knowledge that he has comes from years of not only rebuilding, but modifying, internal combustion engines. Bob is a graduate of Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) and their multi-brand program with a focus on Harley-Davidsons. He worked for a Harley dealer for eight years after graduation, soaking up all that is Harley including the PHD courses and many trips and training at the mother ship. He embraced his entrepreneurial skills and operated his own shop for many years and has been the leading voice behind the Fix My Hog video community since 2004. He’s a springer fan that rides one and is building another from the ground up.

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Bonus Materials Included

  • Class Guide PDF
  • Class Resources PDF
  • Video: Springer History
  • Video: Springer Front-end Inspection
  • Video: Tools & Parts