• 4:16

    Harley Monoshock Adjustment

    One adjustment that often gets overlooked is the Harley monoshock adjustment on M8 Softail models. Harley Davidson Softail models were completely redesigned and there are many obvious visual differences but possibly the most notable are the new M8 motor and a completely different style chassis. Softail models have always had two shocks located at the…

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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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  • 4:05

    Check Front M8 Softail Tire Pressure and Tread

    Although checking Softail tire pressure and tire/wheel inspection is very easy to do, it is by far the most commonly overlooked pre-ride inspection. Tire pressure should always be checked cold, and while tire manufacturers do label every tire with a maximum pressure specification, we suggest following the factory service manual recommendations for front and rear…

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  • 3:21

    Checking Harley Spoke Wheels for Tightness

    If your Harley Davidson has spoke rims, it is extremely important to inspect the spokes for proper tightness at regular maintenance intervals. If Harley spoke wheels become and remain loose from neglect, it can not only be very damaging to the wheel, but riding conditions will become extremely dangerous. If you have never experienced riding…

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  • 12:46

    Harley Brake Fluid Flush and Inspection

    The master cylinder reservoir top cap should be removed at every service interval for fluid inspection and fluid level inspection. Between services, you can simply make a quick inspection through the sight glass of the master cylinder to verify correct Harley brake fluid level. Most importantly, the Harley brake fluid flush must be completely done…

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  • 8:59

    Harley Front Brake Pad Inspection and Replacement

    Harley front brake pad inspection can be accomplished quickly and easily by simply getting a good look at the bottom of the caliper with a good flashlight. Harley Davidson and most aftermarket brake pads have wear bars within the brake pad material. The Harley front brake pads wear bars help to give an indication of…

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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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  • 1:49

    Clean and Inspect M8 Harley Oil Cooler

    M8 Harley oil cooler inspection can be quick & easy, however it is not an inspection to simply breeze over. The inspection should not only cover the M8 Harley oil cooler, but also all oil lines and junctions associated with the Harley oil cooler assembly. Riding conditions will typically dictate how dirty the Harley oil…

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  • 1:42

    Harley Fuel Line Inspection

    Check your Harley fuel line & fittings for possible leaks at every service or as part of your pre-ride inspection. It will be more likely to establish a Harley fuel line or fitting leak if your fuel tank has been removed a number of times. In this case, the o-ring inside the output valve can…

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