• 1:42

    Check your Harley fuel line & fittings for possible leaks at every service or as part of your pre-ride inspection. It will be more likely to establish a Harley fuel line or fitting leak if your fuel tank has been removed a number of times. In this case, the o-ring inside the output valve can

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  • 8:58

    Learning how to change brake fluid on a Harley Davidson M8 Softail is a vital part of maintenance. A brake fluid flush of the front and rear brake systems on your Softail has always been an important service point on higher mileage services. With the introduction of DOT 4 brake fluid systems, and more currently,

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  • 13:32

    It is important to inspect brake pads at every service interval or anytime you are checking tire condition or tire pressure. It is always helpful to have a flashlight available to get the most accurate view of the inner and outer brake pads and to see if you need to perform M8 Softail rear brake

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  • 3:32

    It is extremely important to inspect the Harley rear wheel spokes for proper tightness at regular maintenance intervals. If Harley spoke wheels become and remain loose from neglect, it can not only be very damaging to the wheel, but riding conditions will become extremely dangerous. If you have never experienced riding on loose Harley rear

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  • 11:40

    It is important to inspect your Harley drive belt and sprocket at each service interval. Inspect each tooth of the rear sprocket. Look for major tooth damage, large chrome chips with sharp edges, gouges caused by large stones or debris, and excessive loss of chrome plating. Harley suggests sprocket replacement if major tooth damage or

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  • 1:59

    Checking rear axle nut torque is vitally important for obvious reasons. You never want to run the risk of having an axle loosen while riding. The stock exhaust will be an obstruction when trying to access the rear axle nut with a torque wrench and socket. The best way to get around this is by

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  • 1:51

    Take the time to check the rear fork spacer bolt torque when performing regular maintenance on your M8 Softail. To check this, you will be using your foot pounds torque wrench and socket on the fork bolt nut that is on the left side of the motorcycle. The correct torque is 154 to 170 foot

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  • 11:49

    Although the Softail M8 clutch components may now look drastically different, the adjustment procedure is still very similar to the way it has been for the last 35 years. Slacken the clutch cable – Make adjustment at the clutch pack – Final adjust cable. One part that has most noticeably changed on the Softail M8

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  • 1:32

    Jiffy stand, side stand, kickstand; doesn’t matter what you call it. We are all talking about the same thing. It is important to take a couple of minutes to inspect and lubricate your kickstand at every service interval. Neglecting to do so can result in serious damage or even injury. Lubricate the jiffy stand assembly

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