Narrated by Ewan McGregor and featuring music from Razorlight and The Silver Seas, SALT BIKE tells the story of Dick Smith, who owns and runs the Barons Speed Shop in South London. He’s an authority on the restoration and ground up builds of vintage Triumph and custom motorcycles. His days are spent surrounded by priceless classic and custom bikes in need of repair and rebuilds. And while, to some, this may seem like a perfect job, Dick, like so many of us has a dream. A dream that he believes will always be just out of reach. To race one of his hand made vintage Triumphs at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats, in the USA. Until that is, one of Dicks customers mentions a speed record set in the 1950’s, and asks whether it would be possible to build a bike from 1950’s parts to break the as yet unbroken record.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Harley tools are not only specialty tools like JIMS and Kent Moore but many that you have in your garage already. Bob LaRosa gives us a great overview on some of the basic tools we need to service our Harley-Davidson from oil-change to custom part install. Bob shows us that tools are only part of…Watch Now >>