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Engine and Cams

I have a 2002 Harley Electra Glide. It is my first Harley and I’m restoring it because it was my dads. It has a 88inch in it and the cylinders need to be replaced cause the fins are torn up pretty bad because it was in a accident. What needs to be done to the…

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Cylinder Base Gasket

Doing a rebuild and when putting the front cylinder base gasket on I noticed it didn’t have a hole in gasket for what I believe to be a oil passage hole. Went to buy new gasket and Harley-Davidson shop said that was the gaskets they used on their rebuilds and assumed the hole wasn’t needed.…

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Twin Cam Engine Tear Down

Q: I have a 2000 FLSTC that I had originally begun the Twin Cam engine tear down in preparation for Stage I porting, a Big Bore Upgrade and a Gear Drive Conversion. After having an accident and surgery that required me to lose over a months pay AND a negative Tax Return, I am unable…

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Big Bore Kits for Harley

I have a 1994 Dyna Wide Glide I’m customizing this winter. I want to rebuild the 1340 Evo engine. I’ve been looking at big bore kits for Harley, a friend of mine has an 06 deuce he put a big bore kit in it. His stock engine should’ve been 14th cc I think. Would the…

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Rubber Mounts

Q: Can I put rubber mounts on a 1999 Softail? – Dave Beniot A: 1999 Softails were not engineered to use any type of rubber motor mounts. In 1999, Harley even stopped using rubber mounts for the Softail oil tank. You can, however, still find a rubber mount behind the horn mounting bracket. Related Videos:…

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Harley Davidson Twin Cam 103 Ticking Sound

2012 FLTRU Harley Davidson Twin Cam 103 ticking sound starts on cold start up (21,000 miles). It seems to go away after engine is warm. Bike still under warranty and dealer is suggesting carbon build up in head, wants to tear down engine. Not comfortable with that procedure. Bike runs great. Anything else that can…

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Foam Can Get You Home?

Q: Hi, I’m stumped. I’ve got a 2006 Harley-Davidson Fatboy with the fuel injection. I bought this bike new. I have Red Line synthetic oil in the engine. The oil level is correct. I ride an hour to work in the morning. I check the oil before I leave. By time I get to work,…

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Hydraulic Tappets

Q: I wonder if you can help me on a topic. Is there any information on stripping, rebuilding and priming standard hydraulic tappets on a twin cam 88? I can’t find anything online about this. I have stripped them and put them back together again, no problem. I just wondered if I needed to fill…

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Harley-Davidson Oil Change

Q: Hi there, I’m hoping to get your valuable opinion on a recent issue. I’ve got a 2005 Screamin Eagle Electra Glide. Last service, the dude left it low on oil, and in a rush, I mistakenly dumped an entire quart in it thinking it’d be okay if it was 1/4 quart too much. Well,…

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