The braking system on your Harley Trike or any motorcycle for that matter is one of the most important systems you have to maintain. We all love the wind in our hair or running over our bald heads. We also know what it’s like for someone or something to jump out in front of us. We want to go fast and stop faster. Bleeding brakes on a Harley trike is pretty much the same as on other models. Start off by cleaning the area you will be working in to prevent debris from falling into the master cylinder. Remove the cap and follow along as Bob and Mark push the fluid through the lines. Remember to do one side then the other. When done they will reinstall the tire, review Harley tire pressure and maintenance.
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 >>
Bob and Mark demonstrate the professional technique for finding the tight spot in a Sportster’s rear wheel belt. You should do this without a rider or passenger and with the bike in neutral. They teach you how to check for belt tension and deflection and how to retorque the axle so you can give your bike a smoother ride.Watch Now >>
Bob and Mark show you how to remove and replace the Harley front wheel on your Sportster. They teach you the proper way to take off the brake caliper and wheel axle so you can do whatever you need to do to the front tire. Once the wheel is off you can replace the tire, retrue the spokes or check the rotor.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 >>