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Harley Softail Specificatons

The Harley-Davidson Softail family is named for its hidden horizontal rear shock absorbers. The Heritage Softail Classic was released in 1986, followed by the Springer Softail in 1988. The first softail transmitted power from a 1,340-cubic centimeter, V-twin, Evolution engine, which idled cooler and did not leak oil like its predecessor. The Softail Deuce, which appeared in 2000, upgraded the Softails to Twin-Cam, 88-B engines. Fuel injection was added in 2001.

How to adjust clutch on a 1979 Harley FXE

To adjust the clutch on your FXE, loosen the lock nut on the cable adjuster on the left side of the seat post of the frame. Turn the adjuster in as far as it will go. Now, remove the derby cover and loosen the lock nut on the clutch release pushrod adjuster in the center of the clutch assembly. Adjust the push rod release until the clutch release arm is as close to the starter as possible then back it up until it's just about an 1/8 to a 1/4" away from the starter. Lock the lock nut down and re-install the derby cover.

HONDA VTX 1800 biggest V-Twin

After my summer riding was time to have the bike serviced and for the second time that year I headed down to my mechanic. After talking in the shop for a while as they started to work on my bike I convinced the owner (or was it him that convinced me) to let me try a used Honda VTX 1800 he had just taken in.

Install VTX Shocks on The Supermagna

HONDA VTX SHOCK info/Installation Instructions Are there any options for new rear suspension? Yes. The shocks from the VTX 1300, 1800, and FAR are all bolt-on options to the Super. If you use any of these shocks as they are, they will lower the back of your bike a couple inches. In order to maintain stock height as much as possible, you will need to swap out the shock tops with those from the Super (You will need to make or borrow a spring compression tool to do this or have a dealer do it for you). Also, if you decide to use your new shocks as they are, you will need to slightly bend-out the leading edge of your grab rails in order to get the proper clearance.

V-Twin Oil Trouble Shooting Guide

1. Pressure gauge not reading properly – double check with another mechanical PSI gauge 2. Pressure relief valve in camplate leaking, sticking open or not seating properly – see Feuling camplate PSI test tool Part #9010 3. Pinched Oil Pump O-ring(s) 4. Camplate scored at oil pump mounting surface, pressure gears and or housing scored from debris running through oil pump 5. Camplate top plug not sealing, camplate leaking at oil passages – warped camplate

HD Sportster 883 VS. Honda Shadow RS

COMPARING CRUISERS MODELS from Harley-Davidson and Honda is like renewing a rivalry.The two titans of theheavyweight motorcycle market have always had their own variation of what a cruisershould look, sound and feel like. However, with the introduction of the Shadow RS, Honda is really taking the gloves off to vie for a share of Harley-Davidson’s ubiquitous Sportster market. The Shadow RS looks surprisingly similar to a Sportster, and it offers reasonable performance at a reasonable MSRP of $7799. But before the RS has even gotten off a clean shot, Harley-Davidson appears to have answered right back with its new XL883L Sportster SuperLow, the latest addition to the popularselling family of Milwaukee iron that debuted in 1955.

FAR Progressive Suspensions

Progressive-rate springs, threaded preload adjustment and external compression adjustment knob allow for fine tuning to suit rider weight and riding style. Built around Progressive IAS technology, a Secondary Spring allows both full droop travel and lowered stance for all Harley-davidson models from 1980 to present. Both the shock body and the external piggyback coated internally to reduce friction and are capped with a forged aluminum upper.

Colorful Chain Bracelets

The color does not ware off and the links are nice and strong. There are many sizes to choose from along with the color variety we have in stock. The crystals are Swarovski Crystals. They shine and the color you chose is a nice texture. The bracelet is stainless steel so this quality you are getting is excellent and will last a very long time. You can wear more than one bracelet on an arm and the colors just connect. This is a nice gift for someone or a nice treat for yourself. You can dress these up or down. The crystals are placed in the bracelet professionally and secure. The best part is the link is strong and should not just unhook at all unless you unhook the link.

How to Adjust Rear Shock on Softail

Harley Davidson continues to be generating motorcycles for above one hundred a long time. Early Harleys didn’t have a very rear suspension. The rear wheel on these early models was mounted rigidly to your frame, producing to get a very rough journey. Later types have come a long way with entirely adjustable rear suspensions. The rear shock absorbers on a Harley Davidson Softail may be adjusted up to carry heavier weights, or down to provide a smooth ride for a single rider. Place a hydraulic motorbike jack stand below the frame rails in the motorcycle.

Carburetor Tuning on Harley Davidson

Tuning your Harley Davidson carburetor is simpler than most feel and can be carried out with a handful of common tools. This easy method is a excellent Harley tech tip that applies to all Harley designs from 1989 to 2006 that use the CV (frequent velocity) fashion carburetor. Previously models equipped with the older butterfly style carburetors (pre-89 Evo's, Shovelheads, and Ironheads) are excellent candidates for upgrading to a more recent Harley CV carburetor.

XL Heads Offered Over The Years

Unlike the Big Twins, there have been a lot of versions of Sportster and Buell heads offered over the years. This article is provided to shed some light on the differences between them.

Engine Street Performance

Your Harley's engine street performance is usually the best way to tune the carburetor. Due to different grades of gasoline, gasoline additives, altitudes and riding styles plug readings may differ from engine to engine. After bike has warmed up and idle speed has been set, it is now time for an initial test ride. While riding the motorcycle pay close attention to the off idle to 1/3 throttle position.