• 6:57

    S&S Cycle – How to identify S&S Flywheel and Crankcases

    Dennis Schaefer and S&S Cycle have put together an excellent video for understanding and deciphering the S&S Cycle system for coding and identifying their powertrain components. Serial numbers are important when trying to pinpoint key details like build info, engine displacement, bore and stroke, model year, and any other service or possible recall history. S&S…

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  • 4:34

    Welcome to Ride & Rally with Fix My Hog

    Dennis Santopietro and Nate Beck spend a few minutes on this video talking about what we will be posting here. Nate has the smarts to add a few days on to personal and business trips to rent a Harley when he’s somewhere new and explore the area on a Harley. Nate will also be sharing…

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  • 3:22

    Harley Chopper Ride Comparison

    Nate Beck recently fulfilled his childhood dream of owning an old Harley chopper and with it came a whole host of surprises. Some more welcome than others. He knew the time commitment and maintenance would be quite different when compared to my 2015 Sportster and he had already purchased a shovelhead service manual that I…

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  • 6:15

    The Greasiest Motorcycle Show 2020

    With most spring and early summer rallies being cancelled due to a worldwide pandemic, we were lucky Danny and Aga, founders of Bad Grease Clothing were able to reschedule The Greasiest Motorcycle Show for August. This was the third year The Greasiest has gone down in Lombard, Illinois at Brauer House, and even though the…

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  • 5:03

    Introduction to M8 Softail Service

    Harley Davidson introduced Softail models for the first time in 1986. By positioning two rear shocks beneath the motorcycle, they were able to achieve the appearance of a rigid, “old school” looking frame. Between 1986 & 1999, Harley Davidson Softail’s consisted of the Fatboy, Heritage Softail, FXST, and Springer models. Future models included the Deuce,…

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  • 7:44

    Milwaukee 8 Oil Drain Plug Location and Removal

    Mike has completed a check of the motorcycle’s lights & indicators. The painted surfaces are safely covered. Now, the electrical system’s main fuse can be removed. To do so, use a 5/32″ Allen bit to remove the left side cover. Pull the fuse caddy from its mount and remove the plastic cover to expose the…

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  • 5:31

    Replace Drain Plugs and Harley Oil Filter

    Harley drain plug and Harley oil filter installation is not difficult. Things can quickly become difficult if a drain plug is installed incorrectly. If a drain plug is not installed straight or is installed dirty, the plug’s threaded allocation in the case can become permanently damaged. The most common way oil cases become damaged is…

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  • 4:54

    Refilling Primary Chaincase Lubricant on an M8 Softail

    Refilling the primary chaincase lubricant on your M8 Softail is relatively straightforward however, it is a good idea to determine whether your Harley Davidson has a wide or narrow outer primary cover prior to replenishing with oil. The service manual does not specify how to determine what is considered a wide or narrow primary so…

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  • 5:57

    Interview with Tommy Creal

    Our crew adds another experienced wrench to the FMH team. We sit down with Tommy Creal and get to know a little more about him and his work as a custom builder since his teenage years. He is the founder of Chopper College and has build several well known custom motorcycles. He also explains the…

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