Wednesday, 20 October, 2021

Category: Workshop

Motorcycle Mechanics’ Tech Tips and Info to help you work on your motorcycle.


harley-cv-carb-performance-jet-needle

If you’re on a quest for Harley CV Carb Performance, you’re in the right place! Today we’re talking about the Jet Needle. The jet needle is a long tapered rod that controls how much fuel can be drawn into the Read more…


sportster-stock-Carburetor-jet-sizes

If you’re wondering what the Stock Sportster Carburetor Jet Sizes are, you’ve found the answer! This page will cover the Sportster’s stock jet sizes for both main and pilot jets for the Keihin CV carb, AKA the CV40. # Part Read more…


harley-m8-oil-pump

There is a Harley M8 Oil Pump Issue plaguing the 2017-2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycles equipped with the Milwaukee Eight engine. You should definitely be aware of this so you know if your bike is affected. If you own a Harley Davidson Read more…


harley-voes

Carbureted Harley Davidson Evolution (Evo) engines built from about 1984 to 2003 used a VOES or Vacuum Operated Electronic Switch. Read on to learn all about it! The Harley VOES has a critical job. It senses high and low manifold Read more…


fork-rebuild-tips

If your forks are leaking, or just don’t seem as responsive as they used to, it may be time for a fork rebuild. Many riders are scared of the thought of cracking open their front forks. It seems as though Read more…


A primer on the Sportster Spring Plate, AKA “Grenade Plate”. A grenade plate sounds like something you’d find on an armored military vehicle. Unfortunately this has become the nickname for the Spring Plate in the clutch pack of many Harley-Davidson Read more…


ethanol-gasoline

Today we’re looking at the question “Is Ethanol Bad For My Bike?”. This is a topic that comes up often among new riders, and veterans too! If you ride up to just about any gas station pump in the US, Read more…


Today we’ll be covering a question asked often in motorcycle communities everywhere. Tallest Bars Without Replacing Cables? How much is too much? The answer may surprise you! So, you’re looking at a sweet set of ape hangers or t-bars, but Read more…


This article will cover the differences between Nitrile vs Viton and how they apply to the various Seals and O-Rings in your motorcycle. Nitrile vs Viton: About Nitrile Rubber Nitrile Rubber (commonly referred to as NBR or Buna-N) is what Read more…


dot-5-1-brake-fluid-color

Hopefully you landed here after reading our other article, What Brake Fluid is Best for my Motorcycle?. If so, you know the difference between DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 5, and DOT 5.1 brake fluid. Without getting too far into Read more…