• 20:49

    Harley Davidson Motor Review – Shovel to M8

    The Harley Davidson motor has gone through a lot of changes over the years. From the Knucklehead and Panhead, the Shovelhead and Evolution, and more recently, the Twin Cam and Milwaukee Eight. In this video, Mike talks about the Halrey Davidson motor from the inception of the Shovelhead motor in 1966 and demonstrates some of…

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  • 17:47

    Harley M8 Cam Removal Continued

    Mike has the pushrods and the Harley M8 cam cover removed and is ready to move on with disassembly for our S&S cam upgrade. Next in line are the front and rear lifter covers. A 3/16″ Allen is needed to remove the securing hardware. A wobble, or ball Allen will be needed in order to…

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  • 41:40

    M8 Oil Pump Upgrade

    Before we get to the M8 oil pump and S&S cam, there are two crucial things that need to be addressed. First, it is vitally important to measure the crankshaft run-out. A dial indicator is needed to take this measurement. For 2007 and later Harley Davidsons, the run-out should not exceed .012″. Twelve thousandths is…

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  • 47:57

    S&S Quickee Pushrods, Lifters, Cuffs Install

    Mike has the cam chest completely assembled. He is now ready to move forward and install the S&S lifters and S&S Quickee pushrods. The lifters have a side oil passage. It does not matter if the passage faces in or out. However, if lifters are being re-used, it is important that they are returned to…

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  • 29:03

    Harley Shop Essentials

    Tommy is gearing up for a big tear down and customization of our 2000 XL to a Harley Cafe Racer. In preparation, Tommy reviews Harley shop essentials, tools and materials that will be needed along the way. Safety is of utmost importance in your Harley shop. Eye and face protection, respirators, gloves, and appropriate clothing…

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  • 49:38

    Sportster Handlebars, Seat, Battery, Tank Removal

    Tommy is eager to take off the Sportster handlebars, seat, tank and more. Before picking up any tools, it is important to begin with a service manual and a plan. Don’t just start off by tearing down areas at random. Develop a plan of action. Make lists of parts that will be needed, parts that…

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  • 14:53

    Harley Carb and Exhaust Removal

    We are still working in the early, disassembly stages of our Sportster Harley Cafe Racer project. Next in line, Tommy removes the Screamin’ Eagle air cleaner assembly and the stock Harley carb or CV carburetor in anticipation of a new S&S carburetor assembly. The stock intake manifold will also be removed. Harley carb removal is…

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  • 24:19

    Sportster Forward Controls and Covers Removal

    Before we remove the Sportster forward controls, it is always important to block or seal off any openings in the engine, transmission, or primary drive compartments. Even if for only a short period of time. Debris, dust, or moisture can be damaging or even catastrophic depending on the circumstances. Tommy reminds us of this and,…

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  • 34:07

    Sportster Front End Removal

    Tommy is ready to fully disassemble the Sportster front end. He begins today with the final removal of the front brake line and clutch cable. Once the last retaining clamps are removed, both of these cables are free from the motorcycle and set aside. Next up on the Sportster front end, the handlebar top clamp…

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