When the summer hits and temperatures rise, we receive more and more emails about hot Harleys. Until recently, all Harley-Davidsons® were air cooled. That means if you are not forcing air through the fins on your engine the motorcycle is not getting cooled. Most of the time this is not an issue. We start to feel the heat, especially the rear cylinder, when we get stuck in traffic and when riding on very hot days. Many new touring models come with an oil cooler or a “wet head” to help cool then engine. You have a few options to cool your Harley and Love Jugs cylinder cooling fans is one of them. Bob and Mark walk you step by step through this quick install that will help cool your hog. They start by removing the fuel tank to access the frame for the frame mount.
Bob teaches you how to service the spark plugs on your Harley’s engine. Although you can clean and service your old spark plugs, Bob recommends just buying new ones because they are fairly inexpensive. You should purchase gapped, Harley-only spark plugs which usually come with a gap of 38-43,000th of an inch. After applying some anti-seize to the threads of the new plugs, you can thread them into the cylinder by hand and tighten them with a torque wrench and you’ll be good to go.Watch Now >>
Bob and Mark put an older Sportster up on the lift to show you how to service the front and rear brake calipers. They teach you which parts to remove, clean and replace, and discuss the components of the single piston-style caliper assembly and how they work.Watch 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. If you are experiencing a wobble make sure to check out these top 6 procedures. Next Video: Belt DeflectionWatch Now >>
Bob demonstrates the proper technique for checking, servicing and replacing Harley brakes on the rear wheel caliper of your Harley Sportster. He shows how to loosen the caliper, remove the brake pads and install a new set. Once they are in place, he pumps the rear brakes to make sure the caliper is making solid contact with the wheel and checks the fluid reservoir. If the fluid level is low, you should either bleed the brakes or replace the fluid. More Maintenance Videos are listed here.Watch Now >>