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.
When you’re adjusting the primary chain on your Sportster model, it’s always specified to adjust it in the tightest spot of its travel. Whether you use the hot or the cold measurement, Harley specifies that you do it in the tightest area. Bob teaches you a quick and simple method for locating the tightest spot in the path of the chain. He stresses that any time you are servicing inside the primary you should always unhook the negative cable.Watch Now >>
Update: July 2013 the City of Hollister marked the comeback of the Hollister Rally. Sounds like it went well and the Hollister City Council has signed a 10-year agreement to host the rally every July. Game on – Ride & Rock On. We have been to almost every Harley-Davidson rally in this great country and…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 >>
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.Watch Now >>