When it comes to Harley-Davidson maintenance the rear drive belt is a big one. There are many factors, other that a belt breaking, that might make you change it like misalignment or warpage due to incorrect installation of parts. If you plan on going a long distance and your belt is getting old or warn, take the time to replace it. This is the final step of a Harley drive belt removal. Here we remove the rear caliper, wheel, swing arm pivot bolt, front transmission sprocket, pulley, inner primary spacer, transmission case seal and main shaft seal.
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Bob and Mark demonstrate the best way to empty 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 inWatch Now >>
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 solidWatch 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 spotWatch Now >>
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 refillWatch Now >>