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My choke will not stay out but snaps back 1995 fat boy

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SOURCE: Want to replace rear brake pads 1995 Harley Fat boy

Replacing the pads on your Fat Boy is not difficult but you need to pay close attention to the way things are put together as you take it apart. Particularly the little steel pad retainers and the anti-rattle spring. These parts are made and go together in such a way that it's very hard to describe how they go in.

To remove the pads, take the two caliper retaining bolts out of the disc brake caliper. These are usually Torx head bolts. Once you get the bolts out, the caliper simply slides to the front and off of the pads. You'll need a way to push the piston back into the caliper so it will go down onto the new pads. I usually do this with a large pair of slip joint pliers. Make sure you put a rag or something on your calipers so you don't damage the piston or the paint.

Now, look at the way the pads, the little steel pieces at each end of the pads and the anti-rattle spring are in the caliper support bracket. Remove the old pads and parts and install the new pads and parts in the same way. Make sure you put the fiber face of the pad TOWARDS THE ROTOR. Don't laugh, I've lots of people put them in backwards, especially on the back side of the rotor.

Now, carefully slide the caliper back down over the pads taking care not to knock the pads out of there positions. I put a little Loctite 242 (med. strength blue) on the threads of the caliper retainer bolts and reinstall them. Torque them to about 25 foot pounds.
Check the brake fluid level in the rear master cylinder and slowly "pump" the rear brake pedal until the rear brake feels firm. Wait a few minutes and mash the brake pedal one time to the bottom. If it goes down to lower point and then on the next "pump" is higher, you probably need to bleed air from the system.

Open the bleeder valve on the caliper, press the rear brake pedal to the bottom and hold it there, close the bleed valve, and then release the brake pedal. Continue to do this until all the air is out of the system and the rear brake pedal feels firm on the first time it's depressed. While doing this, never allow the rear brake fluid reserviour to run out of fluid. If it does, you'll have to start all over with the bleeding process. Use only DOT 5 brake fluid. DOT 5 and DOT 3 or 4 are NOT compatible and will not mix. If they are mixed, it will cause you a lot of trouble in the future.

Test the brakes before you ride the bike and then again when you first ride the bike at a very low speed. Failure to do this job properly can cause serious injury or death. Brakes must operate properly. Good Luck!

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the flasher unit

Your Fat Boy does not have a conventional flasher unit like on the older cars and bikes. It has a turn signal cancelling unit on it that is a flat looking box about 1/2"thick by about 1" wide and about three inches long. On the Fat Boy, I THINK it's located on the frame between the tanks. It has one large plug on it with a lot of wires going into it.

What is the unit doing or not doing. These units are pretty dependable and usually don't give any trouble. But, they are expensive and you don't want to buy one unless you need one. I have a trouble shooting guide that I'll send you. It's far too much typing to type in here, four full pages with pictures. Contact me directly at wd4ity@bellsouth.net and I'll send it to you.

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Steve

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SOURCE: will exhaust from 2003 harley fat boy fit a 1999

Hey. No need for fat jokes on the Internet. That's not cool man.

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SOURCE: will 1999 fatboy wheels fit a 2006 fatboy

No, the '99 has tapered bearings and the '06 has sealed wheel bearings. The axles are also a different size.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012

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