Mapping for Slip Ons

Hello I have a 2002 Road King Police edition with fuel injection. I changed the slip-on mufflers and have been looking at an air cleaner to help the bike breath better. Ive been reading that changing the air cleaner is going to lean the bike out and it will backfire and run a lot hotter.…

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Speedometer Pegs Itself

I have a 2005 Heritage Softail. The speedometer pegs itself when you turn on the ignition switch then returns to normal and will not read at all . I check all the wiring to insure nothing was loose and also the speed sensor . Any thought on what else I can look at to fix…

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Gas not draining

Motorcycle Year 1998 Model Dyna After removing step less clamp and fuel line from fuel valve no gas drains but tank has fuel in it. Can the filter be plugged? Via Email You likely have the stock petcock. It is a vacuum fuel valve. You need to use a mighty vac tool to actuate the…

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Carb Spits

Daughter has a 2005 883 Sportster. Carb spits and sputters until it get really worked up. About 10 minutes. Cleaned carp and put new gaskets and new jet 1 size bigger. No change. Any advice? Via Email The condition you describe is often caused by, either, an intake leak, bike not charging (grounded stator), or…

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Fuel Tank and Pump Removal

I would need some help regarding fuel tank replacement on my 2012 Fat Boy Lo. For fuel tank replacement I need to remove the fuel pump. There are 2 fuel hoses that go inside the fuel pump. On both of them there is an O-Ring. I would need to know the HD spare parts numbers…

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In The Shop: Starting Issues

We have a lot of questions come in to us concerning starting issues on older, Evolution model, Harley Davidsons. Not only do we see a lot of these questions on the website, but we frequently have these jobs In The Shop. Although there are a large number of issues that will keep a bike from…

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In The Shop: Dyna Oil Pan

We seem to replace just as many Dyna oil pan gaskets as we do for Touring models. Sometimes a Dyna oil pan is removed to properly install an over size drain plug when drain plug threads have been stripped or damaged (there are two drain plugs on every Touring and Dyna model oil pan). Sometimes…

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In The Shop: Inner Primary Bearing and Race Failure

A problem that had become increasingly more common since around 2008 is inner primary bearing and bearing race failure. Until this time, bearing and race replacement was more commonly performed as preventive maintenance. In The Shop, we would commonly replace the bearing when performing jobs like belt and pulley replacement, transmission shift arm replacement, or…

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Stage One Options

I just got this HD FLSTC 2014 1200 miles second hand and want pipes, air cleaner stage 1 and a TUNER. Which is better? I follow your advice to the letter and have learned all I know about Harley from you……Guide me right here. Via Email Stick with quality companies like V&H and you will…

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Sintered Brake Pads

My ride is the ’93 FLHS. Can I used sintered pads on the front brakes? – I see you recommend EBC? Thank you for your time! Via Email If your rotors are new, or in “like new” condition, sintered is fine. Otherwise, would recommend an organic pad. The softer material will better embed into a…

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