If you decide to keep your stock cam chain tensioners instead of upgrading, here’s a tech tip. Polish the Harley cam chain to reduce the amount of wear on the shoes. Polishing will remove manufacturing imperfections and help the shoes last longer.
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 >>
Bob bleeds for us. Well, he bleeds the front brakes on this custom caliper set up. He notes the two bleeder set up and that we should remove old fluid before replacing with new. Check your manual DOT4 and DOT5 do not mix. They go pro with the use of a Brake Bleeder that pushes…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 >>
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 >>