Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 22-03-2012
Installation of the Champion EZ-Steer system is similar to the installation of the OEM triple clamp of your Harley Davidson FLH Motorcycle. We recommend that you use an OEM service manual and follow the prescribed disassembly, installation and torque specifications for the upper and lower clamp assembly. Before Installing Kit (2008 & Prior) The wiring bracket of the OEM upper triple clamp needs to be modified to fit the Champion upper triple clamp. After removing / disassembling the OEM parts from your motorcycle, position the OEM wiring bracket onto the Champion upper clamp as shown. Scribe the ID of the steering stem hole onto the wiring bracket and enlarge the hole to scribe line. This will allow the wiring bracket to fit over the new Stem Lock-Nut. Install OEM handle bar mount assemblies to Champion upper clamp using Item #5 (Handle Bar Mount Spacer). The spacers are used on top of the upper clamp. Installation Notes • Be sure to use the correct fork extension. Yellow 2002 and newer (non adjustable air pressure). Black for 2001 and older (adjustable air pressure). Be sure to double check the fork cap (Fork Tube Plug) being removed. • Reinstall the OEM O-rings on Item #7 (Fork Extensions) prior to installing in the fork tubes. • On some of the Road King models with chrome headlight Nacelle, Item #9 must be mounted underneath upper clamp Item #2 to ensure enough room for air fittings. • Be sure to replace fork covers in proper order, during installation of the fork tubes. • Thoroughly clean sides of steering neck and install self adhering rubber stops where steering stop screws contact frame. • Secure wires and cables clear of steering stop bolts. • Do not torque Item # 1 (½-20 x 1-1/4″ Hex Head Bolt) until fork tubes have been installed to assembly. • Note the torque specification for the items listed in the table below.
Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 25-02-2012
Remove existing control arm end cap and grind the outside flush. See picture below for reference. The swing arm will drop if both sides are removed at the same time. To ease installation, complete one side before starting on the other. Note: there is a left and right. Left and right end caps shown. 2. Install mounting plate assembly 10002351 on top of the end cap using 7/16″ hex head bolt and lock washer in the bottom hole. Use the 7/16″ counter sink bolt in the top hole. Make sure the end cap is seated properly. The end cap notch should fit into the recess on the frame. The pivot arm assembly is shipped on mounting plate assembly; you may remove the pivot arm to make installation easier. 3. Snug up the bolts evenly, make sure the end caps are not crooked in relation to the frame. Tighten both bolts to 25 ft lbs. (Further tightening will be required after the toe in is set). 4. If you removed the left hand pivot arm assembly, remount it now, 10002575-A (pg 20) with seal, bearings (2), washer, nut, cotter pin and dust cover. 5. Repeat for right hand side. 5 Toe In Adjustment Adjustment made with the mounting plates, bolts, pivot arms, and hubs (without wheels and tires) in place
Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 11-03-2011
PREPARATION – ALL MODELS To prevent accidental vehicle start-up, which could cause death or serious injury, disconnect battery cables (negative (-) cable first) before proceeding. (00307a) Disconnect negative (-) battery cable first. If positive (+) cable should contact ground with negative (-) cable connected, the resulting sparks can cause a battery explosion, which could result in death or serious injury. (00049a) 1. See the service manual and remove the seat and disconnect battery cables or remove the main fuse. Direct contact of D.O.T. 5 brake fluid with eyes can cause eye irritation, swelling, and redness. Avoid eye contact. In case of eye contact flush with large amounts of water and get medical attention. Swallowing large amounts of D.O.T. 5 brake fluid can cause digestive discomfort. If swallowed, obtain medical attention. Use in well ventilated area. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. (00144a) Direct contact of D.O.T. 4 brake fluid with eyes can cause irritation. Avoid eye contact. In case of eye contact flush with large amounts of water and get medical attention. Swallowing large amounts of D.O.T. 4 brake fluid can cause digestive discomfort. If swallowed, obtain medical attention. Use in well ventilated area. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. (00240a) D.O.T. 4 brake fluid will dama ge painted and bod y panel surfaces it comes in contact with. Always use caution and protect surfaces from spills whenever brake work is performed. Failure to comply can result in cosmetic damage. (00239b) NOTES Immediately wipe up any brake fluid spills with a clean, dry, soft cloth. Follow up by thoroughly wiping affected area with a clean, damp, soft cloth (small spills) or washing with a large quantity of soapy water (large spills). Cover nearby motorcycle surfaces with a polyethylene protective sheet to help protect against damage to finish caused by spilled D.O.T. 4 brake fluid. 2. See the service manual and drain the brake fluid from the front brake reservoir. ORIGINAL HANDLEBAR REMOVAL NOTE Cover the front fender and the fuel tank with clean shop towels to prevent scratching. Damage to the finish could result. Remove brake line components carefully. Damage to seating surfaces can cause leakage. (00320a) 1. Using a T-40 TORX® drive head, remove and retain the button head screw on the underside of the fork stem and bracket assembly that holds the brake line manifold tee. 2. Carefully make note of the front brake line routing and the orientation of the banjo fittings. Disconnect the brake line from the front brake calipers and the front brake master cylinder assembly. Save the banjo bolts, but discard the two gaskets found at each banjo fitting. See FRONT BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER in the service manual. 3. Remove the old brake lines from the motorcycle. 4. Using a T27 TORX drive head, remove the front-brake master cylinder and clutch-lever assemblies (refer to CLUTCH CABLE in the service manual) from the stock handlebar.
Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 09-03-2011
REMOVAL Front Fork Assembly 1. Refer to the XR model section of the service manual and remove the front forks. INSTALLATION Front Fork Assembly 1. Install front forks from kit to motorcycle according to service manual instructions but do not tighten the fork bracket pinch screws at this time. 2. See Figure 1. Measure the distance from the top of upper fork bracket to top of fork assembly. Both sides must be exactly the same and measure 0.388-0.468 inch (9.85- 11.89 mm) above the top fork bracket. Align the adjustment screws inline with the handlebars (see Figure 5). is06083a Figure 1. Fork Installation Height Measurement. NOTE If new pinch screws are not readily available, use a wire grinder wheel to remove all remaining lock patch from original pinch screws, wash screws in clean solvent and dry thoroughly. Apply two drops of LOCTITE® 262 to the first 1/4 in. (6.35 mm) of the end threads. 3. Install pinch screws to upper and lower fork brackets. 4. Verify fork tube installation measurement is 0.388-0.468 inch (9.85-11.89 mm). 5. Tighten pinch screws to 30-35 ft-lbs ( (40.7-47.5 Nm)) See Figure 2. The top edge of reflector should be 1-1/2 inches (38.10 mm) below the lower edge of the bottom fork clamp. 6. Remove the adhesive backing. Place reflector in position and press reflector firmly into place to activate the adhesive. Repeat for reflector on opposite fork. REMOVAL OEM Rear Shock Absorbers 1. Refer to the XR model section of the service manual and remove the rear shock absorbers. INSTALLATION Rear Shock Absorbers 1. See Figure 3. Install the rear shock absorbers according to service manual instructions. The shocks are installed with the external gas reservoir to the rear of the shock absorbers and the thick side of the grommet installed to the frame rail mounts. is06142 Figure 3. Install Thick Side Of Grommet To Frame Rail SUSPENSION ADJUSTMENTS Front Fork Suspension Adjustment Whenever a wheel is installed and before moving the motorcycle, pump brakes to build brake system pressure. Insufficient pressure can adversely affect brake performance, which could result in death or serious injury. (00284a) Adjust both forks equally. Improper fork adjustment can lead to loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00124c) Compression and rebound adjusting valves may be damaged if too much force is used at either end of the adjustment range. (00237a) NOTES Damping is set at the factory for the average solo rider under normal riding conditions. The rider may make adjustments to compensate for individual riding styles and varying road conditions. Evaluating and changing the rebound and compression damping is a very subjective process with many variables and should be approached carefully. The front and rear preload setting will need to be adjusted for the rider’s weight and cargo. This adjustment should be made before the motorcycle is ridden any distance and after changing the overall vehicle weight (adding saddlebags, etc.). If the preload adjustment is correct, and you have the rebound and compression damping set at the factory recommended points, the motorcycle should handle and ride properly. Changes in the load carried requires changes in the preload setting(s). Carrying less weight than was used for setting up the suspension requires decreasing the amount of preload. Increasing the load carried requires adding more preload. The following tools are needed to make suspension adjust- ments. • 5 mm hex key (front fork preload adjustment tool). • Spanner wrench with extension handle (shock absorber preload adjustment). • Screw driver (front fork damping adjustment). 1. Front fork preload adjustment: a. See Figure 4 and Table 1. Using the 5 mm hex key, turn the preload adjuster counterclockwise until it stops. This is the minimum preload setting. b. Turn the preload adjuster clockwise the recommended amount specified for the rider weight
Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 01-03-2011
Kit 50704-04 is an Operator Footboard Insert Kit. •This kit fits all 2004 and later FLHRS/I (Road King® Custom) model motorcycles. •This kitalso fits 1986 and later FLHR/I/CI, FLHT/C/CI/CUI and FLTR/I models equipped with Swept-Wing footboard pans 50683-04 (right) and 50688-04 (left) . Kit 50704-04 contains the following items: QTY DESCRIPTION PART NO. 1Operator footboard insert (right) 50705-04 1Operator footboard insert (left) 50706-04 Kit 50707-04 is a Passenger Footboard Insert Kit. •This kitfits 2004 FLHTCSE models, and all 1986 and later Touring model motorcycles equipped with Swept- Wing Grooved Passenger Footboard Kit 50357-04 . Kit 50707-04 contains the following items: QTY DESCRIPTION PART NO. 1 Passenger footboard insert (right) 50708-04 1 Passenger footboard insert (left) 50709-04 Kit 50710-04 is an Operator Footboard Insert Kit. •This kitfits all 1980 and later Touring models except FLHRS, and 1986 and later FL Softail®model motorcy- cles equipped with footboard pans 50621-79A. Kit 50710-04 contains the following items: QTY DESCRIPTION PART NO. 1Operator footboard insert (right) 50711-04 1Operator footboard insert (left) 50712-04 Kit 50713-04 is a Passenger Footboard Insert Kit. •This kit fits all 1986 and later Touring models . •This kit also fits 1986 and later FL Softail models when equipped with accessory passenger footboard kits (Part Number 50602-89B, 50955-97A, 50955-00 or 50602-00). • This kit iscompatible with Chrome Passenger Footboard Cover Kits (Part Numbers 50782-91, 50193-96, 50194-96 and 50246-00). • This kit is notcompatible with Leather Passenger Footboard Fringe Kits (Part Numbers 50947-98 or 50956-98). Kit 50713-04 contains the following items: QTY DESCRIPTION PART NO. 1 Passenger footboard insert (right) 50714-04 1 Passenger footboard insert (left) 50715-04 Installation, Kit 50704-04 (For Swept-Wing Operator Footboards): Removing Previously Installed Inserts 1. Apply liquid dishwashing soap to the rubber beads protruding through the bottom of the footboard pan. 2. With the operator footboard in the “up” position, use a screwdriver to work the rubber footboard beads out through the top of the footboard. 3. Repeat the above steps for the remaining footboard insert. Installing the New Inserts 4. Apply liquid dishwashing soap to the rubber beads on the new footboard insert. 5. Place the footboard insert into position on the footboard pan. From the underside of the footboard, use a pliers to pull each rubber bead into its mating hole in the footboard pan until the beads protrude through the pan. 6. Repeat the above steps for the remaining footboard insert.