Bob gives us a look at an updated rear brake caliper for rear pad replacement and bleeding the rear brakes. He removes the parts and preps for reinstallment. You will note he removed the rear muffler to give us a better view. Check out our exhaust removal videos if you have to do so. With the caliper off he removes pads and replaces making sure the anti rattle shims, spring and clips are reinstalled. A little anti-seize on the pins helps with reinstall and service over time. Bleeding brakes can be a life saver. Old fluid and bubbles out, new fluid in. Make sure you have good brake lever feel. Clean as you go.
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 refill the tank with fuel and your bike should be good to go.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 >>
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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 >>