• 1:47

    Check Harley Hardware on Switch Housings

    Another simple yet very important safety inspection is the Harley hardware on the switch housing, the clutch perch and front master cylinder clamp. If for any reason this Harley hardware were to loosen or fall off of the motorcycle, it would create a serious safety problem. Losing proper clutch function can be a serious safety…

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  • 11:40

    Inspect and Adjust Harley Drive Belt and Sprockets

    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

    Check Rear Axle Nut Torque

    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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  • 11:49

    Check and Adjust the Softail M8 Clutch

    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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