Harley Tips

Since 2004 our crew has been answering Harley Davidson how to technical questions and posting them here for all to learn from. Our Harley Tips page grows every day. From easy questions about battery and charging systems to in-depth questions and answers about cam chain tensioners and transmissions. Make sure to click on the Tags in the topics that you are interested in to see more questions, answers and of course related videos. Wrench Safe

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Engine and Oil Lights Flicker

My Engine and Oil Lights come on intermittently when my voltage drops for some unknown reason. This does not happen all the time and sometimes for very short periods. If when I first crank up I have a low voltage registering on my gauge I can ride until I hit a bump in the road…

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Hard Start and Backfire

I have a custom bike and it has a 1995 Harley engine, Sportster 883. The problem the bike is very hard to start and it coughs or back fires from the carburetor and sometimes from the exhaust. Do you think it’s the carburetor? I live in Denver Colorado thin air and high altitude. Via Email…

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Custom Front Fender Mounting

I bought an aftermarket front fender for my bike that wraps and hugs my 21in front wheel. I am having trouble mounting it the correct way, first time we mounted it i went over a RR track on the highway at 70 mphs and the fender sucked down on to my front tire and locked…

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Lubing Pivot Points

I would like to know what lube you used for pivot points that’s in the spray can and also what type of anti seize for the spark plugs. Also, what to lubricate clutch cable with please and do I need to adjust clutch pack at every service? Thank you! Via Email We use a quality…

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Jackshaft Sticks

2001 Springer Softail I changed the starter, which I have done on so many bikes in the past, and am trying to make sure everything worked before I put the primary back together. When I hit the starter switch the jackshaft engages the ring get but sticks and does not return into the recess when…

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Key Icon Stays On

2008 Harley Ultra Classic FLUTCU Red Key Light stays on, bike does start and light stays on. My accessories fuse keeps blowing as soon as I turn key on. All lights but blinkers don’t. Can you help or is it a no-go at this station? Via Email The key icon will commonly stay illuminated if…

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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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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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