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.
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 someWatch 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 yourWatch Now >>
Update: July 2013 the City of Hollister marked the comeback of the Hollister Rally. Sounds like it went well and the Hollister City Council has signed a 10-year agreement to host the rally every July. Game on – Ride & Rock On. We have been to almost every Harley-Davidson rally in this great country andWatch Now >>