If you’ve already learned how to jack up a motorcycle you’ve realized that most Harley-Davidsons are somewhat easy to lift with a jack or table lift compared to the Trike. Now we need to figure out a way to get this Harley Tri Glide up in the air. Bob reviews the main differences when lifting a standard Harley and where to lift this Harley Tri Glide. You do not want this motorcycle flopping around or tilting forward or backward. You might be getting under this motorcycle so safety is the most important part of the day. I know we say it often it is important to have your Trike supplement for your model and year. You will see on this video a couple ways to get the motorcycle in the air and your manual will confirm locations so you do not damage the motorcycle or hurt yourself.
In this quick demonstration of the Harley Sportster battery removal, you’ll learn how to remove your bike’s seat and side cover so you can check on the condition of your battery and its operating components. It is strongly recommended that you remove the negative cable of the battery first and replace it last when servicing your bike. If you remove the positive cable first, you risk causing a dangerous spark if the battery comes in contact with your bike’s frame. Bob has been dealing with these batteries for years and removes the neg from the battery. If this is your first time, we highly suggest removing neg from ground stud on the crankcase boss(see images)with wobble extension.Watch Now >>
Bob demonstrates the proper technique for checking, servicing and replacing Harley brakes on the rear wheel caliper of your Harley Sportster. He shows how to loosen the caliper, remove the brake pads and install a new set. Once they are in place, he pumps the rear brakes to make sure the caliper is making solid contact with the wheel and checks the fluid reservoir. If the fluid level is low, you should either bleed the brakes or replace the fluid. More Maintenance Videos are listed here.Watch Now >>
Sportster Maintenance can also bring comfort. Here’s any easy way to get more hours in the saddle. Our experts also walk through proper belt services and adjustment on Harley rear shocks. Next Video: Belt DeflectionWatch Now >>
Now that you’ve fully serviced your Harley Sportster, you can take the opportunity to check all of the safety features on the bike. Make sure the lights are working properly, the horn makes noise, turn signals are operational, and all grommets are in place. Then you should check the throttle, add oil and fill the tires to the correct level. Once your finished with the service, get out and ride!
*****The service manual states you should follow your negation cable down from battery and remove nut that secures the connector to ground stud on the crankcase boss behind the starter motor assembly. You will need to do the reverse during installation.Watch Now >>