Sealed wheel bearings are supposed to make things easier for us. Now we do not have to pack grease into the bearings like before and this saves us a maintenance step. Here’s the rub, the axle can start to seize to the bearings or the bearing can start to seize to the hub. Bob shows us the not so easy job of replacing sealed wheel bearings. We also have a video using a professional “expensive” tool.
Follow along as Bob teaches you how to drain the fluids on your Harley Softail, including the primary, engine oil and the transmission drain plugs. You’ll also learn how to expertly reinstall the oil filter, and which parts must be replaced each time you service your motorcycle. Find your model here and do maintenance on your Harley.Watch Now >>
Bob teaches you how to adjust the clutch and primary chain on your Harley Softail or Dyna model. Be sure to achieve free play on the clutch cable to verify that you have proper adjustment on the clutch cable pack, and check for the proper specs in your service manual for adjusting the primary chain (if your model has the adjustment window). Bob finishes by mentioning that when you are doing this type of repair, only factory service gaskets should be used.Watch 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 refill the tank with fuel and your bike should be good to go.Watch Now >>
Now that you’ve fully serviced your Harley Sportster, you can take the opportunity to check all of the safety features on the bike. Make sure the lights are working properly, the horn makes noise, turn signals are operational, and all grommets are in place. Then you should check the throttle, add oil and fill the tires to the correct level. Once your finished with the service, get out and ride!
*****The service manual states you should follow your negation cable down from battery and remove nut that secures the connector to ground stud on the crankcase boss behind the starter motor assembly. You will need to do the reverse during installation.Watch Now >>