Q&A: 1994 Corroded Softail Classic + Evo Videos

Question for Fix My Hog I have a ’94 FLSTC that was poorly laid up through a series of military moves and has not been ridden since 2010. Lots of exterior corrosion. With it’s age, I don’t think it is worth a professional restoration but would like to work on it myself to see if I can get it running. I have no motorcycle maintenance experience. Do you have recommendations and is there step-by-step tear-down, build up instruction out there? Via Email
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4 Responses to “Q&A: 1994 Corroded Softail Classic + Evo Videos”
  1. Lindsay

    Replacing 17”front wheel on xg500 street with 21”Xl custom sportster wheel. The new wheel fits perfectly. The question is does the ABS system require a special coded bearing to enable breaking system to function correctly? I would appreciate any assistance you can offer me.. thank you ,Lindsay

  2. Henry Kramer
    Henry Kramer

    Hi Mark. I have a similar situation. I purchased a 1984 Tour Glide minus all the fairing & hard bags for cheap. The bike has about 17,000 miles so I think under all the corrosion from sitting in a damp basement, it’s probably in good shape. All you need is a place to work, tools, time & lots of dedication. I wouldn’t start it unless you’re 100%. If you loose interest, parts could be lost being all apart & all. Make friends with people who could guide you along & perhaps lend you a special tool if needed. Get the workshop manual. The ones printed from Harley are the best. I’ve seen people loose interest & quit on projects like this, so you need to have total dedication. The payoff is worth it. Think of it as a fun hobby project. You can do it if you try hard enough. I’ve built a few. That’s how I know.
    Todd K. (good luck. I’d do it)


    Lucky Dog! That’s a great project. I have been working on bikes for a while, some engine rebuilds, carb teardown, etc and everything I did I learned from manuals and other people. It’s not hard if you take your time. Some things I take to a shop when it requires machining or special tools. One thing I learned on Fix My Hog is how to do everything in an organized and clean manner. Last year I had to remove my Cams and install new cam chain tensioners. I followed a video on here and really learned how to lay out my parts and work organized. If your gonna do this, be prepared to buy some specialized tools. You can find less expensive alternatives than genuine Harley. Have fun!