In The Shop: Starter Ring Gear Replacement

Here is a common repair that is frequent in every Harley Davidson service department. Starter ring gear replacement. This is the large gear that is on the outer edge of the clutch basket. When the start button is depressed, the starter shaft shoots out and spins while engaging with this large ring gear. This action… Read more »

Love Jugs Proves Cooling Power

THE DEBATE ABOUT LOVE JUGS’ OIL COOLING PROWESS IS OVER!!! Love Jugs’ claim to be the most efficient and powerful V-Twin engine and oil cooler has now been verified by an unimpeachable lab test! Oil temps at idle and in slow riding conditions are 53.2 degrees cooler with Love Jugs, than with Love Jugs off…. Read more »

In the Shop: Softail Shock Spring Upgrade

Rear shock spring replacement is an inexpensive upgrade for any Harley Davidson Softail model. A Softail may “bottom out” when two up riding, when loaded up, or if you’re simply a big Dude. Upgrading to Progressive Suspension shocks is an excellent upgrade but it can be expensive. LA Choppers offer replacement springs that can be… Read more »

In The Shop: Front Motor Mount Replacement

Front motor mount replacement is a very common repair or preventative maintenance procedure on Touring models. We probably replace, at least one motor mount a week In The Shop. The center of the front motor mount has a round, rubber block that absorbs some of the motor’s vibration. The rubber section will eventually begin to… Read more »

2017 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide Review

by Don Williams at UltimateMotorcycling 2017 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide Review | Manspreading That is a beautiful motorcycle,” said my comely young neighbor as she pushed her baby’s pram by my house as she admired the 2017 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide in Velocity Red Sunglo with Faded Flames paint. Random unsolicited compliments such as that constitute half… Read more »

In The Shop: 2002 Softail S&S Big Bore

We recently had a customer’s 2002 Softail in the shop for the installation of an S&S 106 big bore conversion. S&S is one of our favorite, go to, companies when it comes to chasing horsepower, torque, and unsurpassed American quality. Order the correct kit for your year/model. Follow the instructions and installation is effortless; it’s… Read more »

LOUD BY DESIGN! Award Winning Stereos and Speakers from Aquatic AV

History/About Founded in 2005, Aquatic AV was quick to establish itself as a benchmark in reliable, great sounding waterproof 12V audio equipment. Ten years later in 2015 they released their first Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle stereo, as a replacement to the often underwhelming Harley factory stereos. Bluetooth enabled, with a powerful amplifier and compartment to safely store… Read more »

In The Shop: 1975 AMF Harley Davidson Z-90

This is a 1975 AMF Harley Davidson Z-90 that came into our shop for a partial restoration. The Z-90’s were made for only three years. 1973, 1974, & 1975. They are two cycle, single cylinder, 90cc air cooled motorcycles. They sport a four speed transmission and use a twelve volt electrical system. This Z-90 came… Read more »

In The Shop: 2012 FXDC Fuel Filter Replacement

If you are riding a fuel injected Harley Davidson, fuel filter replacement is an important service point that should not be overlooked. Typically, replacement of this filter is recommended at forty or fifty thousand miles. The service manual for your year and model will list this filter replacement in the service schedule. The fuel filter… Read more »

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special Debuts

Exclusive Interview by Don Williams at UltimateMotorcycling 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special First Look Preview A classic tourer gets an update as the 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special–powered by the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107–is revealed. The Road King Special gets a custom urban bagger treatment, losing its windshield and much of its chrome, while picking up… Read more »