Tom has been fabricating, repairing and building industry leading motorcycles since the ripe age of 16, and was formally trained at the American Motorcycle Institute and in metal fabrication and welding at various schools. Tom leaped into the industry after developing Chopper College, a 3-day boot camp school geared towards hobbyists, professionals and mechanics. During his venture with Chopper College, he joined Allstate Insurance as their spokesman for motorcycle insurance and took to the road with his custom motorcycles. He taught classes at over 40 tour stops in just two years.
1989 FLHTC ISSUE: Grinding noise when shifting into 4th. DIAGNOSIS: Counter-shaft door bearing; complete failure. REPAIR: Complete transmission rebuild including: Main drive gear bearing (main bearing) Main drive gear internal bearings (2) Countershaft bearing Jims shift pawl assembly Main & Countershaft caged bearings (4) Shaft retaining clips Trans door bearings Throw out bearing Ball &
Tri Glide Reverse System Diagnostic Tips In our last, In The Shop, we gave you a working overview of the Tri Glide reverse system. This month, we continue by reviewing a preliminary, basic, diagnostic overview for determining reverse failure on Tri Glide models. Much testing can be completed with, only, a test light and a
2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special First Look | 8 Fast Facts By Don Williams Harley-Davidson always has mid-year models of interest, and the 2018 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Special definitely fits that category. Part of the popular Sportster platform, which now includes the all-new Iron 1200, the Forty-Eight Special redefines the low-bar cruiser it is based on. 1.
Back It Up! Harley Reverse Issues We have had a lot of questions come into Fix My Hog concerning Tri Glide reverse issues. We wanted to share what we have learned about this system. Hopefully it will help our members have a better understanding of the assembly and be able to diagnose issues that may
Barnett Tool & Engineering is proud to announce that 2018 will be our 70th year in business in the motorcycle industry! Charlie Barnett first started in his garage making parts for his riding buddies. He knew he could make better parts for motorcycles than what was being offered and spare parts weren’t easy to come
We have been working with Love Jugs for a few years now and they keep getting it right. Steve West, CEO of Love Jugs, should teach a class in Marketing. He has been the voice of Love Jugs and has amassed a huge list of the motorcycle industries “who’s who” to endorse his products. The
Twist Grip Sensor Issues In recent years, Harley Davidson has eliminated the need for throttle cables on a number of their models. The throttle, instead, is governed by wire and is now part of the motorcycle’s electrical system. Elimination of throttle cables allows for a cleaner look around the handlebars. It is also one less
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
With 2018 just around the corner, we’ve taken a look back our top tips, selected by YOU, from 2017. Read below to see the most popular articles and videos this year at Fix My Hog! Top Tech Q&A 1. Harley Wobble – Read More 2. Harley Not Starting – Read More 3. Harley Started to