• 3:49

    A motorcycle safety inspection should be performed before every ride. After a service or repair procedure is performed, a safety check is even more important before heading out on a test ride. Start with a thorough electrical inspection. Always check for front and rear brake light function. Verify that left and right side turn signals

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  • 9:42

    Removing and installing the Harley fuel tank on touring models became much easier some years ago with the elimination of the fuel crossover line. No longer do we need to deal with draining fuel, cutting hose clamps, using hose pinching pliers, and generally getting gas everywhere. Begin the Harley fuel tank re-installation by setting the

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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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  • 13:07

    HD suggests replacing the Harley Davidson spark plugs on your M8 every two years or thirty thousand miles. Whichever scenario comes up first. The M8 has two Harley Davidson spark plugs per cylinder. Four spark plugs total. The two spark plugs on the left side of the motorcycle are easily accessible. They are basically in

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  • 11:04

    Harley battery condition and connections are of utmost importance on your Harley Davidson. Both for correct function and safety, the battery and battery cables need to be inspected at every service interval. The Harley battery on touring models has been located beneath the rear seat since 1993. Prior to that, the battery tray was located

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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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  • 8:51

    Harley front brake pads and discs should be inspected at every scheduled service interval or whenever the components are removed for service procedures. Brake pads must always be replaced as a matched set. Always replace inner and outer pads together. If your Harley is dual disc; replace both sides. Never mix different manufacturers pads and

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  • 2:33

    The final Harley drive sprocket has a rubber isolator that is designed to absorb energy, or cushion the sprocket. Harley Davidson released touring models with sprocket isolators in 2008. 2008 models have a stand alone design. In 2009 the isolator and sprocket assembly changed and has stayed the same to present day. Mike shows us

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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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