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Handlebar Riser Issue

Question: I have an ’07 Night Train with 4-inch risers and drag bars. The bars don’t wobble but stay canted left or right depending on the twist to the fork. The bushings were new, I changed to hard plastic. Still no good. Via Email Try shortening the bushing sleeves a little (1/8, or 1/4″). Also,…

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Housing Issues

I could really use some help. I took my right hand controls apart in an effort to find an electrical fault with brake and signal lights. Now I have to put all the small pieces back together and a video would really help. Any available? Via Email Your controls are pre 96, which makes them…

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Chrome Switch Covers

I purchased a chrome switch cover to replace the black ones on my street glide. Is there a video to show you how to put them on? So far I cant get the back on. The front is easy but because of the master cylinder for the clutch I cant get it on. Can you…

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Which Threadlocker to Use

Hello: I am re-assembling my front end after having the trees powder coated. Should I use anti-seize on the pinch bolts? Also, I purchased the Loctite Sticks kit (38725) a while back. It would be great if you could make a quick reference list of which Loctite product to use on the fasteners most commonly…

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In The Shop: Radio Diagnostic Testing

Harley-Davidson Radio We get hundreds of questions about electrical issues on Harley Davidsons. One very common problem with fairing model bikes is radio failure, or the failure of a radio function. Sometimes it will be an easy diagnosis; like determining that a speaker is blown because it is buzzing after obnoxiously cranking your favorite Scandinavian…

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Non-Warranty Upgrades

I am thinking about becoming a member but my bike is under warranty so I can’t really go into motor. What I would like to know is do you have video on how to install driving lights /handle bars and other things on a 2014 street glide? Via Email We have loads of videos to…

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Steering Stem

1997 HD FXSTSB. Purchased a 4.5 rake kit from vulcanworks for better steering with the Trike I built from Frankenstein Trikes. During dis-assembly, I have been having trouble getting the old stem out of the frame neck. Have any suggestions? Via Email After removing the top tree you should be able to jack up your…

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Harley Fuel Tank Removal

I enjoy being a member of your site as it is very informative. My question, I want to run a power source from my handlebars to my battery. Can I just raise my tank, or will I need to remove it? I have a 2012 Fatboy Lo. My service manual only tells me how to…

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Electrical Cleaner in Switch Housing

Great page! Ever have problems with the start switch? My local dealer told me to spray electrical cleaner in switch housing or bring it in. Now it’s on my back porch and won’t start. It was acting like it wasn’t making a good contact when pressed. Now it does nothing. Help? Via Email Make sure…

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Handlebar Bushings

I have an ’07 Night Train with 4″ risers and drag bar. The bar doesn’t wobble, but stays canted left or right, depending on the twist to the fork. The handlebar bushings were new, I changed to hard plastic. Still no good. I even wrapped the bolts for less play. A fix here would be…

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