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Some of that instruction is generic, I would never adjust my primary chain (bike running in gear)as some suggested, after following some of that advice you would be a poor man, after the F**k ups were repaired.

Didn't bother to look at the other tips,seen enough after the primary and clutch and throttle calbe instruction.
Thanks for the constructive criticism, Thomas.

If you check out my post, you'll see that I never meant for any of this to replace the service manual. It's no more than a collection of links that I have found helpful reading. I also mentioned that I'm happy to update the list. If there are better instructions out there, I'll replace the links with better ones. But, I think we could all agree that it would be a naive approach to say that there is no help in using anything but the service manual to learn maintenance.

Some of that instruction is generic
Correct, that's why denoted each link that was not Sportster specific as (not Sportster specific)

after following some of that advice you would be a poor man, after the F**k ups were repaired.
Ha! You're right. It was a poor choice for a thread title! I should change that.
 
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Old and dead thread...that should still be stickied!

I was just thinking today how the HD forums is one of the few forum sites I've been apart of that doesnt have simple FAQ info stickied for each model. Stuff like oil weights and quantities, lub info, service intervals, etc.
 
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Most of that info can be found in the Tech Secton of HDF
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Old and dead thread...that should still be stickied!

I was just thinking today how the HD forums is one of the few forum sites I've been apart of that doesnt have simple FAQ info stickied for each model. Stuff like oil weights and quantities, lub info, service intervals, etc.
 
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might not be usefull to you but for some of us who actualy work on our bike the info is much usefull. I dont knw about the primary chain our idle ajust but i read the oil change method and it seams fine to me. thnx for the info
 
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Cheers for the info which will benefit a f**king novice like me.
 
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i have a 2009 nightster. i need the torque specifications for the rear axle nuts and the rear top and bottom shock bolts. can anyone provide me with that please??
 
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62-65 foot x pd for the axle nut.
 
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thanks for the post it's nice for a guy like me just cutting his teeth on mybike
 
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hi every one if you can help me i need a wiring diagram for 1000cc 1978 ironhead so i can get back on the sweet road you can send it to me at [email protected] thanks
 
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2005 xl service manual here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/h952ae
 

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