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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Front Signals Not Flashing

1999 Fatboy after getting my bike back from some other work done by mechanic my front signals are lit up but don’t flash, rear does. Question is what is the cause or remedy to this issue? Via Email It is important to remember that your front signals are also running lights. They use an 1157…

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Stage One Options

I just got this HD FLSTC 2014 1200 miles second hand and want pipes, air cleaner stage 1 and a TUNER. Which is better? I follow your advice to the letter and have learned all I know about Harley from you……Guide me right here. Via Email Stick with quality companies like V&H and you will…

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Sintered Brake Pads

My ride is the ’93 FLHS. Can I used sintered pads on the front brakes? – I see you recommend EBC? Thank you for your time! Via Email If your rotors are new, or in “like new” condition, sintered is fine. Otherwise, would recommend an organic pad. The softer material will better embed into a…

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Which Threadlocker to Use

Hello: I am re-assembling my front end after having the trees powder coated. Should I use anti-seize on the pinch bolts? Also, I purchased the Loctite Sticks kit (38725) a while back. It would be great if you could make a quick reference list of which Loctite product to use on the fasteners most commonly…

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The Right Tool

I watched the video on twin cam chain and shoe inspection and wondering, what is the make of the tiny torque wrench that was used? I’ve been looking for one and can’t seem to find one in inch pounds. Via Email That torque wrench is Snap On. It may be discontinued. It has been around…

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How Do I Maintain My Sportster?

Hi, Before I decide to enroll on Premium for your company, I have a couple of questions. 1. What’s in the Sportster Maintenance Videos? Do they cover all basic maintenance? 2. Do I need to buy the Sportster Maintenance How-To 3 DVD set separately? 3. Does it include the re-jetting? I just needed the basics…

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Flashing Brake Light

2009 Harley Softail Heritage Classic. When I purchased my bike, it came with the “Panacea” flashing brake light module. This stopped working after a time and I purchased a new on through Kuryakyn. I installed the new module which worked fine until recently ( the brake light would not flash any longer). I contacted Kuryakyn’s…

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Ignition Wiring

Do you have videos showing how to wire up a new electronic ignition and which wire goes to which terminal on the coil and to the ignition switch? It is a 1989 hard tail with a 75 shovel head engine and is about a full electronic timing kit from crane. Via Email This is the…

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Starter Grinding

I have a 2009 flstc and I just changed the hand controls and added a brand new battery. When I tried to start it it made the normal noises and then it began to make a grinding noise. This happens whether in neutral or first gear. The team perfectly prior. Does it makes sense that…

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Engine Light On

My bike runs great but every so often the engine light goes on and I get a very strong gas smell. It also seems to run on one cylinder. After a few seconds the light goes off and every thing is fine. Lately, the light will not go off and will continue to run on…

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