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.
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 and Mark demonstrate the process for lubricating your Harley’s steering head bearings and adjusting the fall-away. As always, Bob stresses the importance of adequately prepping all bolts, consulting your user manual to be sure everything is done correctly, covering any painted areas on the bike and, if possible, working with two sets of hands.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 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 >>