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07-18-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,025
Posted By SDozier

Deka.

Deka.
07-12-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By SDozier

Did not think about the teflon. Will get him to...

Did not think about the teflon. Will get him to correct it. I agree the helicoil insert is probably the way to go.


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07-12-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By SDozier

Primary Drain Plug

My neighbors 2007 Harley Softail's primary drain plug was evidently overtightened and now will not tighten much beyond hand tight. He put an oversized o ring and white teflon tape on it and...
04-27-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By SDozier

I am following along the same line of thinking...

I am following along the same line of thinking that sooner is better than wait for a problem. I have noticed a small amount of noise from the back. It could be the tire (just received a new rear...
04-23-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By SDozier

I also use the American Elites on my 07 Fatboy....

I also use the American Elites on my 07 Fatboy. On my last set, I got a little over 10,000 miles on the rear and about 18,000 on the front. Could have gotten more but why push it.


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04-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By SDozier

Wheel bearing change

How often "should" you change wheel bearings on a Softail?

I have a 2008 Fatboy with a little over 20,000 on the bearings. I have no reason to think they are bad but certainly would not want to...
04-16-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 32,580
Posted By SDozier

I had to reposition my caliper a bit with small...

I had to reposition my caliper a bit with small washers. This moved the caliper to a more centered position on the rotor and the brakes do not rub as much.


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02-15-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By SDozier

will do. SUP

will do.


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02-15-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By SDozier

I am going to try one. Not sure which lithium...

I am going to try one. Not sure which lithium iron I will get (Harley is very expensive on these. I don't particularly like the fact that when they go bad they just go. I have s small battery pack I...
02-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By SDozier

Lithium Motorcycle Battery?

Anyone tried these? Harley has one (expensive). More CCA's and is very light weight.

Wondering if they work well with current alternator? When going bad do they give a signal such as slower...
12-28-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,156
Posted By SDozier

Live in Houston area. Have to be very careful as...

Live in Houston area. Have to be very careful as many drivers are focused on their cell phones instead of you.

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11-09-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By SDozier

American Elite Rear 200 last tire right at...

American Elite Rear 200 last tire right at 10,000 miles. Currently American Elite 10,000 miles with at least 2,000 more to come. Good tire for me.



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10-19-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By SDozier

It took a box end 19 mm wrench and a rubber...

It took a box end 19 mm wrench and a rubber mallet. Not much room under bike but enough to hit the wrench and loosen the bolt.

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10-19-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By SDozier

Never mind. Got them out with a box end 19 mm...

Never mind. Got them out with a box end 19 mm wrench and a rubber mallet. Had to hit the wrench a few times and eventually it broke loose.


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10-19-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By SDozier

byersmtrco, Can you provide details on how...

byersmtrco,

Can you provide details on how you got the bolts out? Box end wrench? size?

I have a 2008 Fatboy and one shock is leaking oil. Need to change but like you I believe the bolt is...
10-18-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By SDozier

Fatboy rear shock leaking

My 2008 Fatboy has one rear shock that drips a bit of oil overnight. Getting the rear bolt (swingarm) off seems to be a difficult task with limited room and a high torque value. I do have a...
07-12-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By SDozier

Checked front tire air pressure this morning: 36...

Checked front tire air pressure this morning: 36 psi Rear: 38 psi This seems within range. I will change the fork oil and have the steering bearing checked / adjusted next week....
07-11-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By SDozier

Thanks for the input. Lot's of things can cause...

Thanks for the input. Lot's of things can cause cupping
Based on comments above, I am going to:
check air pressure (today). I have checked it but maybe not enough. I know at times it gets 3 - 4...
07-10-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,535
Posted By SDozier

Tire Cupping Cause?

2008 Fatboy
Front tire put on bike in January 2014 / 9,600 miles (Dunlop
Bike now has 28,700 miles (still has some tread on it that would pass inspection).

Noticed tire cupping on...
06-05-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By SDozier

Oil Dipstick blowby?

My 2008 Fatboy seems to get small (very small) specs of oil on the chrome oil tank (below the oil dipstick) when riding.

Has anyone else had this problem? Could it be the rubber around the...
04-03-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By SDozier

I put a wider rear pulley on my 08 Fatboy. ...

I put a wider rear pulley on my 08 Fatboy. Purchased a chrome one for looks and did not notice in the ad that the new one was a bit wider than the stock pulley. It has been on the Fatboy for about...
02-10-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By SDozier

I use the American Elites on my 2008 Fatboy and...

I use the American Elites on my 2008 Fatboy and they do great. Good handling, good mileage, and cheaper than the HD 402's. I will stick with American Elites.


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11-14-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By SDozier

Neighbors bike (07 Softail Custom) does the same....

Neighbors bike (07 Softail Custom) does the same. He has been told by an individual mechanic it likely is the compensator going bad. He has not repaired it (in progress) so I cannot say that is what...
09-26-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By SDozier

I tried to get information from the Harley shop...

I tried to get information from the Harley shop on whether a 2006 CVO Fat Boy seat will fit on a 2008 Fatboy. No information. They say the book does not show it is an option.

In my case 200 rear...
09-02-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 85,399
Posted By SDozier

I like the new Fatboy but my 08 Fatboy is paid...

I like the new Fatboy but my 08 Fatboy is paid for and set up the way I want. No reason to purchase an expensive ride when I have a good ride now.

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