• 5:03

    Harley Davidson introduced Softail models for the first time in 1986. By positioning two rear shocks beneath the motorcycle, they were able to achieve the appearance of a rigid, “old school” looking frame. Between 1986 & 1999, Harley Davidson Softail’s consisted of the Fatboy, Heritage Softail, FXST, and Springer models. Future models included the Deuce,

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  • 3:21

    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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  • 14:02

    Incorrect Harley steering head adjustment is a common reason for wobble on a Harley Davidson. A loose adjustment will cause wobble on deceleration or at high speeds. Harley steering head inspection and adjustment is an important service point on a major service that should never be overlooked. The Milwaukee Eight Softail and Touring model inspection

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  • 0:55

    If your Harley-Davidson M8 Softail has a windshield, don’t neglect to take a glance at the Harley windshield bushings during a major service. Usually these Harley windshield bushings will only need replacement after many miles or after removing and reinstalling the windshield a great deal of times. If the Harley windshield bushings are dry, cracked

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  • 6:53

    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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  • 5:31

    Harley drain plug and Harley oil filter installation is not difficult. Things can quickly become difficult if a drain plug is installed incorrectly. If a drain plug is not installed straight or is installed dirty, the plug’s threaded allocation in the case can become permanently damaged. The most common way oil cases become damaged is

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  • 4:54

    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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  • 8:29

    With drain plugs installed and torqued to spec, Mike begins the process of filling, both, the Softail M8 oil and the transmission lubricant. The service is being performed with the motorcycle on the lift and level. Setting the final levels for Softail M8 oil and transmission lubricant will take place after the motorcycle has been

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  • 1:49

    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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