Bob has the motorcycle safe and covered on the lift. He’ll remove the derby cover to start the clutch cable install. He’ll use a cross pattern and takes care to mark the orientation of the cover. With the clutch pack loosened they’ll remove the cable from the lever and perch. Since they will be doing a full exhaust change they remove the stock exhaust. On this model it also gives us a clear working area to the transmission end cover to change out the clutch cable.
Bob takes you through the step-by-step process for throttle cable service and adjustment, and air cleaner service or replacement. He discusses the different parts in the throttle system, their specific roles and how to clean and take care of them, then teaches you about the elements of the air cleaner. Next Video: Harley Fork OilWatch Now >>
Bob teaches you how to adjust the clutch and primary chain on your Harley Softail or Dyna model. Be sure to achieve free play on the clutch cable to verify that you have proper adjustment on the clutch cable pack, and check for the proper specs in your service manual for adjusting the primary chainWatch Now >>
Bob and Mark demonstrate the best way to empty fork oil from your Sportster’s front fork sliders and replace it with new oil. It can be a two-man job, so try to complete the service with a friend. Newer bikes mostly use 39-millimeter forks, but most bikes are preset with varying levels of spring inWatch Now >>
Sportster Maintenance can also bring comfort. Here’s any easy way to get more hours in the saddle. Our experts also walk through proper belt services and adjustment on Harley rear shocks. Next Video: Belt DeflectionWatch Now >>