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.
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.
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 on how to deal with any of these possible problems. They also stress the importance of paying particular attention when removing and re-installing parts.
Harley tools are not only specialty tools like JIMS and Kent Moore but many that you have in your garage already. Bob LaRosa gives us a great overview on some of the basic tools we need to service our Harley-Davidson from oil-change to custom part install. Bob shows us that tools are only part of…