My wife, Kim and I got back into riding a few years ago. We bought a Sportster, and a Fatboy and took a Beginners Riders Course offered by the State of Utah. A year later we bought a 2008 Road King and we started taking long road trips. In 2009 we bought a new Electra Glide Classic and in 2011 we bought our first Ultra Classic. Each time we bought a bike Kim would move up to the bike I was riding. I enjoy working on the bikes and used the Fix My Hog videos along with the Harley Service and Parts Manuals to learn how to do basic maintenance like oil changes, tune ups and wheel removal. I installed ThunderMax tuners to each bike and keep the Maps and tunes up to date. Last February, (2013) I bought a 2012 Ultra Limited with 3000 miles that had been wrecked and totaled out. The front forks were bent and all the body parts were damaged except the rear fender and left saddlebag. I had to replace both forks, Inner and Outer Fairings, Side covers, Fuel Tank, Left saddlebag, Saddlebag guards, Engine Guard, Lights, Mirrors, Foot Boards and Tour Pack. Fix My Hog videos provided a vast amount of information on fork rebuilding, faring removal and basic repair techniques. The project was very enjoyable and took several weeks to finish. When I took that bike for a ride I had a really good feeling of accomplishment. I felt especially proud when my wife rode it for the first time and at the end of that ride she said she’d like to keep it as her bike. The next August we rode from our home in Utah to British Columbia and back, both bikes performed flawlessly.
Thanks FMH, your videos gave me added confidence to perform routine maintenance and repair our Harleys!
Bill & Kim