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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Softail Shock Problem

I have a 99 FXST and I want to install an Arlen Ness lowering system. The problem is the bolts on the shocks (swingarm side) are out about a ¼ inch and I can’t move them in or out. I bought it used, 2 months ago from a dealer and it’s not covered under warranty.…

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Engine Light Comes On

I have a HD 883 w/1200 upgrade, 2006 model, only 700 miles on it. My engine light is coming on and off during the ride. What could be the problem? The bike was purchased in 2006 and sat stored by the previous owner. Via Email Hi Cheryl, Depending on how it was converted to 1200…

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Heritage Softail Giving Me Grief

Hello. I have an ’02 Heritage Softail Classic that is giving me grief. Bike particulars: basic stock bike screamin eagle pipes (sounds like a Harley is supposed to) aftermarket 6 speed tranny a few chrome goodies lizard lights (kinda cool) Problem: Just out of the clear blue the bike dies, completely! No lights, no starter,…

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Tour-Pak Lens Replacement

Over the years’ I’ve replaced the lens on my FLHT to smoked, and have now decided to replace the Tour-Pak lens as well. I purchased a pair of smoked lens and I’m not sure how to accomplish this. I have all the HD service manuals and none of them go into any detail as to…

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Oil Leak ’99 FLSTF

I have an oil leak high on motor where the oil is spraying back on my air cleaner cover and oil tank. Any suggestions? Hello Jay, I would check the front rocker box area. Clean the m/c very well and test ride checking for the source every couple miles sometimes a little white foot spray…

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Oil in My Air Lines 97 FLHR

I love the Touring DVDs. I have a 1997 FLHR. I have some fork oil showing up at the front air valve. Is this oil in my air lines normal, a possible seal problem or possible overfill from my last service? The bike has not been laid down or fallen over. Any thoughts or whether…

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Starting Problems 2006 FLSTCI

I have a starting problems 2006 FLSTCI and just put a 95 big bore kit in with SE 211 cams and now the bike will not start. Trouble shooting we found it has no spark. It had a power commander 3 USB in it and I removed that and still nothing. Any suggestions? Via Email…

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Caliper Bolt Stripped

I grabbed a 3/16 Allen instead of the 5mm and the caliper bolt stripped the head on the slide bolt, its recessed in the caliper. Do you have any suggestions on how to get a stripped bolt out of the caliper? Via Email Try and use a Torx bit one size larger and a hand…

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Starter Problem with 06 Fatboy

I have a starter problem with 06 Fatboy. I went on a ride the other weekend when the starter engaged by itself going down the highway. I was able to get to the side of the road and shut the bike off. I turned the ignition switch on and the bike would start without hitting…

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Drive Belt on a 2001 Dyna

Will the drive belt on a 2001 Dyna being to tight blow the transmission seal? JR Yes, but be aware that many other underlying issues can cause this area to leak like mileage, not properly torqueing the sprocket nut and if the sprocket and spacer were updated. Please keep in mind that, this area has…

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