Tools, tools and more tools. Bob 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. They are readily available and you might have most of them in your garage already. Bob shows us that tools are only part of what we need to gather. He shows us that the factory service manual for our year and model Harley-Davidson is a must along with Loctite, fluids, air cleaners, oil filters, spark plugs and more. We should have all these in place before we start any service or upgrade on our motorcycles.
Bob teaches you how to adjust the clutch and primary chain on your Harley Softail or Dyna model. Be sure to achieve free play on the clutch cable to verify that you have proper adjustment on the clutch cable pack, and check for the proper specs in your service manual for adjusting the primary chain (if your model has the adjustment window). Bob finishes by mentioning that when you are doing this type of repair, only factory service gaskets should be used.Watch 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 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 takes you through the step-by-step process for throttle cable service and adjustment, and air cleaner service or replacement. He discusses the different parts in the throttle system, their specific roles and how to clean and take care of them, then teaches you about the elements of the air cleaner.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 >>