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 and Mark show you how to remove and replace the Harley front wheel on your Sportster. They teach you the proper way to take off the brake caliper and wheel axle so you can do whatever you need to do to the front tire. Once the wheel is off you can replace the tire, retrue the spokes or check the rotor.Watch Now >>
In this quick demonstration of the Harley Sportster battery removal, you’ll learn how to remove your bike’s seat and side cover so you can check on the condition of your battery and its operating components. It is strongly recommended that you remove the negative cable of the battery first and replace it last when servicing your bike. If you remove the positive cable first, you risk causing a dangerous spark if the battery comes in contact with your bike’s frame. Bob has been dealing with these batteries for years and removes the neg from the battery. If this is your first time, we highly suggest removing neg from ground stud on the crankcase boss(see images)with wobble extension.Watch Now >>
Bob and Mark demonstrate the best way to empty Harley 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 in the sliders, so consult your manual before you begin this service. Like any other service, you should clean all of the parts that you remove with parts cleaner to ensure that your bike operates smoothly between services.Watch Now >>