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How do i take the front end off a harley sportster

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Cutting Torch.

Seriously, Jack it up and support it safely. Remove the battery. Drain and remove the gas tank. Start taking off pieces until the front end is separate from the rest. If you're having fun, you're on your way to becoming a Harley Mechanic.
If you're not having fun, consider hiring a Harley Mechanic.
There are no short cuts for complicated procedures, that is except for the cutting torch.

Posted on May 18, 2015

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SOURCE: how to change brake pads on a 2005 1200 Harley

there is 2 bolts on the caliper take them off and there are pad pins that need to be taken out.. inside the caliper there is a metal clip where the pad sits in.. put them in the same way they came out once you start its pretty self explainatory.. you should not have to blead them

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: diagram for 1984 harley sportster

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SOURCE: wiring for harley sportster 1989

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Posted on Jul 30, 2010

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SOURCE: 2006 Custom Sportster 1200, 19inch

First, remove the front wheel and take it to a shop and have it computer balanced. On a mag wheel, the lead weights simply stick on and are notorious for coming off after a while. Make sure the wheel is balanced correctly and the "run out" of the wheel and tire is acceptable.

When you put the wheel back on the bike, check the wheel bearing end play. The book says that it should be between 0.004 - 0.018". I'd try to keep it below 0.010" in your case. Check the adjustment and "fall away" of the front end, tension on the steering head bearings. Since I don't have a manual for your year model Sportster, I must refer you to a dealer or authorized shop for this information.

Also. check the alignment of the rear wheel in the swing arm. The book shows the use of a straight edge place along side one edge of the front wheel to check the alignment of the rear wheel with the front wheel. Use a piece of straight angle aluminum.

Also, check your rear shock settings. A stiffer setting my help. If all else fails, there are places you can take your bike and they will check it on a frame jig to optimize the entire bike for proper alignment.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Where are the two ends

Well, I'm not sure I understand this question but I'll try. The speed sensor itself is mounted on the right side of the transmission case, just below the starter motor. The other end is connected to the speedometer on the backside. Just follow the wires up to the speedo and take the plate of the backside of the speedo.

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Steve

Posted on Apr 25, 2011

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