If you’ve already learned how to jack up a motorcycle you’ve realized that most Harley-Davidsons are somewhat easy to lift with a jack or table lift compared to the Trike. Now we need to figure out a way to get this Harley Tri Glide up in the air. Bob reviews the main differences when lifting a standard Harley and where to lift this Harley Tri Glide. You do not want this motorcycle flopping around or tilting forward or backward. You might be getting under this motorcycle so safety is the most important part of the day. I know we say it often it is important to have your Trike supplement for your model and year. You will see on this video a couple ways to get the motorcycle in the air and your manual will confirm locations so you do not damage the motorcycle or hurt yourself.
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 >>
Bob demonstrates how to service the front and rear brake calipers on a Sportster. There are a few changes that Harley has made over the years, so you should be sure to pay attention to the differences; they could affect how you service your bike.Watch 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 >>