• 1:35

    Rear Harley brake fluid level can be inspected by viewing the fluid level through the rear master cylinder reservoir sight glass. However, when performing a major scheduled service, it is important that the reservoir top cap is removed. This allows for a better view of both the fluid level and the fluid condition. On most…

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  • 11:16

    A brake fluid flush of the front and rear brake systems on your Harley Davidson has always been an important service point on higher mileage services. With the introduction of DOT 4 brake fluid systems, and more currently, ABS brake systems, replacing brake fluid has become more important than ever. A brake fluid flush is…

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  • 12:11

    Harley rear brake pads and discs need to be inspected at every service interval or whenever the components are removed during regular service or repair procedures. Replace both rear brake pads if the friction material of either pad is .016″ (4mm) or less. Brake pads must always be replaced as sets. Minimum acceptable thickness of…

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  • 1:13

    Checking for correct front axle nut torque is a checkpoint that should not be overlooked. It is very unlikely that the axle nut will ever loosen if the axle had previously been installed correctly and the axle nut torqued to spec. However, if it is unknown whether or not the axle nut had been previously…

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  • 3:53

    Call it what you want; jiffy stand, side stand, or kickstand. It is an integral component that we rely on and it must be inspected. Also to be inspected is the jiffy stand spring. It is inevitable that the spring will eventually need replacement. When replacing the jiffy stand spring, it is important to service…

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  • 2:11

    It is a good idea to lubricate your Harley clutch lever and front brake lever during routine maintenance. Many Harley Davidson’s now operate without the use of throttle or clutch cables but if your HD still has cables, it is good practice to lubricate these as well. If you experience a squeaking sound that is…

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  • 2:27

    Spoke tension and condition can often be overlooked on a motorcycle. At the 1k, 5k, 20k service, and beyond it is of utmost importance that the wheels be lifted or removed from the motorcycle for this service. If you are replacing tires at, or near, one of these service points, it would be a good…

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  • 3:35

    Correct Harley rear tire pressure is critical, not only for safe motorcycle operation, but also for longevity of your tires. Harley Davidson factory service manuals recommend setting front tire pressure to 36 psi and the Harley rear tire pressure to 40 psi. Tire pressures should be checked cold unless having an issue while on the…

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  • 12:52

    This video covers final Harley drive belt adjustment and torquing the rear axle nut. You cannot adjust one without affecting the other. It is important to inspect your final Harley drive belt and sprocket at the time of adjustment. Inspect each tooth of the rear sprocket. Look for major tooth damage, large chrome chips with…

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