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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Changing Out Fork Tubes

I purchased the Fix My Hog DVD and found it exceptionally helpful. I recommend it highly to others. I am in the process of changing out fork tubes on a 2000 Electra glide Classic, because I am converting it to a trike. I have purchased raked triple trees (5 degrees). Besides the schematic in the…

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1994 Heritage CV Carb

I have a 1994 Heritage Softail 1340 and it idles fine but has no midrange. I had to turn the idle screw up to get it to move. What can I do to fix this? I did replace intake boots and gaskets. Thanks Paul   Hi Paul, Just going by the age of the 1994…

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Sportster Rear Brake Problem

I took my rear brake caliper off my 2006 Sportster to replace rear brake pads. I didn’t open the bleeder screw or loosen any lines. I installed the pads and bolted caliper on. Now the caliper pumps out and touches the pads but I have no pedal and no pressure on pads. I have tried…

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Steering Lock on my 08 Dyna

I have a 2008 Dyna custom with 100 km on it. The problem is I can’t get the steering lock to lock into the locked position; it seems to be not lining up correctly. Is there anything I can do to adjust the steering lock on my 08 Dyna? Don   Hello Don,If this motorcycle…

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Oil Sumping ’92 Heritage

While starting up the bike this week after winter storage, I noticed oil pouring out of the oil breather and had to shut it off. What could be the problem? Hello Larry,This problem is known as oil sumping, it happens when then gravity and static pressure of oil in the tank located above the oil…

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Turn Signal Not Working

I have a 1999 Sportster 883 hugger. This am, my right turn signal did not function. It did not light up on the indicator panel either. When I started it, it blinked for a moment then stopped. The left turn signal works fine. When I put the hazards on, the right side blinked twice along…

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Draining Gas Tanks

I hope you are up to answering a stupid question. How do you drain gas out of the new Harley gas tanks without making a gas mess? I opened the petcock and nothing comes out vacuum operated is it? Help if you can. Thanks, Al   Hello Al, There are no stupid questions. Yes, the…

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Electrical Problem ’01 FXDXT

I own a 2001 FXDXT and developed an electrical problem on Harley. Riding down the road the electrical system seems to shut itself off. I turn the key off or shut the kill switch off and then back on and the bike fires up and runs fine. Can you offer any suggestions as to go…

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Primary Noise When Down Shifting

When down shifting and letting out the clutch I hear a screech noise in the primary. It seems to go away as the bike warms up. I have changed the fluid and adjusted the tension with no luck. I have seen and heard many rear drive belts act this way. Take a little WD40 and…

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Sportster Cuts Off After 3 Minutes

I’ve replaced the carburetor which I thought was the problem but it hasn’t helped. I have an 883 Sportster with 1200 kit 1998; my bike runs 3 min then cuts off. Help…   Hi Wanda,I would buy a new vehicle attitude sensor from the dealer, not aftermarket. It should be located under left side triangle…

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