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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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Gas Tank Liner Repair

What chemical can I use to help dissolve/remove the tank liner in my Harley-Davidson manufactured gas tank? I tried soaking in Acetone for 24 hours (as Kreem recommends), then shaking for 4 hours with gravel and hex nuts and barely anything has come off. Roger K Hi Roger, I have tried and tried again with…

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Caliper Pin Re-Install Problem

I replaced rear brake pads over the weekend on my 2007 FLHRS. I own the touring set of DVD’s and had watched them first, as well as carefully following the shop guide. When I tried to reinsert the caliper pins I encountered resistance on the inboard side. Have you heard of this caliper pin re-install…

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Electrical Issue

I have a 1999 FLHTC I just had new cams and replaced the chains to a gear drive. I had the Harley dealer do it and when I test drove it the thing back fired a bunch of times but once real bad. The dude forgot to tighten the muffler clamp to the motor. Since…

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Starter Issue

I’m kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place. Just went out and got on my 2000 Glide, turned on the switch, waited for the engine light to go out, hit the start and everything just died! Nothing, nada! Checked all the fuses and connections at the battery all seem to be alright. It’s…

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Drain Plug Threads

I have a 1994 FXDWG and the oil drain plug is starting to strip the threads on the pan. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks, Greg   Hi Greg, Just replace the pan, it’s not that hard to do and can be done in the frame. It’s also not that expensive new from…

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Steering Neck Adjustment

My Question to y’all, do you think it is reasonable to be charged for a Steering Neck Adjustment at 5,000 miles, (instead of warranty claim)? All the HD Touring service manuals state to lubricate at 1k, 10k and 20k and an adjustment isn’t even needed till 25,000 miles. I took it in due to some…

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1981 FXE Starter Wiring Issue

I have a 1981 HD FXE. The issue is in the wiring system. If I have the wiring hooked up properly for starting, it keeps cranking. I then have to disengage the wire from the battery for it to stop. I have changed the relays, breakers, solenoid, starter, double checked all of the wiring according…

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Speedo Issue

First let me say, thank God for you guys. It’s great to have an alternative to being bent over by the “Stealership” wrench jockeys that are more into selling parts than anything else. Second, I have an electrical problem and a biker friend at work suggested that you might be just The guys to ask…

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2007 Ultra Starter Problems

I am having problems starting my 2007 Ultra starter. Everything seems to be working correctly up to the point where you push on the starter switch and then all I hear is the starter relay clicking. I have checked all connections that I know of and have found nothing loose. Battery is good but starter…

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Servicing ’03 Heritage Softail

I have a 2003 Heritage Softail Classic (FLSTCI) that I inherited from my brother. He had it fully serviced in Fall 2008 and then passed away. It has sat since that time. I need to get it running. What kind of service should I expect that it will need? Thanks – G.G. ’03 Heritage Softail…

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