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 refillWatch Now >>
Follow along as Bob teaches you how to drain the fluids on your Harley Softail, including the primary, engine oil and the transmission drain plugs. You’ll also learn how to expertly reinstall the oil filter, and which parts must be replaced each time you service your motorcycle. Next Video: Harley Clutch Adjustment on a SoftailWatch Now >>
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. Next Video: Sportster Brake Pads 1999 & Older Single PistonWatch 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 ofWatch Now >>