|Replace the Pipes
Just replaced your stock exhaust on your carburated Harley with
fancy chrome aftermarket pipes? Use your choke sparingly when
you start it up. The rich mixture at startup run hotter and
can burn and discolor your new pipes.
Cheap over the counter engine oil starts to destabilize and
break down around 350 degrees. Synthetics are designed to withstand
up to 600 degrees of heat. Synthetics also coat your internal
engine components, which will lead to longer engine life.
Where's My Filter?
Do you own an 88-91 FLHT or FLT? They had a propensity for the
oil filter bolt to come loose. Try a dab of Loctite on the bolt.
Lock it Down!
Use antisieze loctite on any parts that are removed every once
in a while. Such as spark plugs, exhaust studs and axle nuts.
Loctite can withstand extremely high temperatures, it will protect
your threads, keep out moisture and will still retain the torque.
Where's the Brakes?
Brake Fluid: The forgotten fluid. Change it every two years,
it can and does wear out and be less effective. It also holds
or retains water.
Replace the Battery
Don't be a cheapskate! Replace your battery every year. Heat
and Vibration are battery killers. The cost of a new battery
is the same as a tow bill. There is never a good time for a
battery to die on you.
Lowering your bike: To avoid high speed wobbles, lower the rear
shocks the same amount as the front forks.
How Fast was I going officer?
Speedo cables – Grease the inner cable twice a year. The
cable spins in a metal housing you can tell when it is need
of grease, because your speedo needle will jump around at a
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