How–To with hammers, chisels, drifts, press plugs and parallels. The old technique of smashing it with a hammer does not always apply to our Harley-Davidsons. There is a time and place for everything, think the sealed wheel bearings video(link), including hammers. Bob walks us through several types of tools that can come in handy when in the shop.
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.Watch 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 >>
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 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 >>