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.
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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 someWatch Now >>
In order to service the fuel filter on your Sportster, you’ll need to drain the fuel tank. Bob demonstrates the best way to do this using a MityVac and a gasoline can. Once you follow his instructions and drain the fuel tank filter, cleaning any dirty parts and tightening any loose bolts, you can refillWatch Now >>
Bob and Mark teach you how to properly service important parts on your bike, including draining and replenishing the fluids, adjusting the clutch and the primary chain, inspecting the clutch cable and servicing the kickstand. They pinpoint a few problems to look for when servicing each of the parts, and give you some tips onWatch 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 >>