• 6:53

    Softail M8 Air Cleaner Inspection

    The Softail M8 air cleaner on your Harley Davidson needs to be inspected and serviced at every major service. It’s also not a bad idea to simply inspect the M8 air filter when performing smaller services or oil changes. For decades Harley Davidson has vented their motor crankcases directly into the air cleaner assembly. This…

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  • 13:32

    M8 Softail Rear Brake Pad Replacement

    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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  • 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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  • 1:51

    Check Rear Fork Spacer Bolt Torque

    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

    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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  • 26:37

    M8 Softail Harley Davidson Spark Plugs Service

    Harley Davidson spark plugs service has changed with the M8. Harley M8 models have four spark plugs. Two per cylinder. This not only aids in cleaner emissions but in better performance. Two of the Harley Davidson spark plugs are located on the left side of the motorcycle where they have historically been located. These are…

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  • 14:33

    M8 Motorcycle Safety Check

    Mike will need to finish with a M8 motorcycle safety check and he is on his way to finalizing the service of the M8 Softail. Before rolling the bike off of the lift, the main fuse needs to be re-installed and the fuse block needs to be correctly orientated behind the left side cover. The…

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