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Friday, June 19, 2015

This month in Harley-Davidson history

  Alot has happened in the month of June throught the history of Harley-Davidson. On June 3rd 1905, Perry Mack on his Harley-Davidson set the 1-miles record for a motorcycle with a time of 1 minute 16 seconds. On June 13th 1975 Lerry Roeseler and Bruce Ogilvie win the Bja 500 on the Harley-Davidson 250. They were the 1st and only H-D riders to achieve such a feat. and the biggest date June 16, 1981 where H-D acquired by AMF in 1969, was purchased back by a group of 13 H-D executives just 12 years later.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Custom Kings

  We are less than a week away from our deadline on our build off bike. Everything is coming together fairly smooth. Once we move along further into the build you will see all the small details to guarantee the win !!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Build off update

  We got the custom paint back from Southeastern Motorsports for our Custom Kings Street 750. Came out awesome. We chose the factory White Hot Pearl as the base with candy blue and red for the stripes. Real Gold Leaf for the accent in the tank art. So we are down to the nitty gritty where the fun begins and everything comes together.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Changing your oil in your Sportster

How To Change Oil In A Harley-Davidson®

  • 1The oil filter of a Harley-Davison® Sportster is located just behind the downtubes and immediately in front of the cases and front cylinder of the motor. Usually, the filters are chrome or black, but occasionally they are white.
  • 2Start the oil change by venting the system, and remove the oil filler cap from the oil tank located on the right side of the bike underneath the seat.
  • 3Next, find the drain tube. It helps to use a frame jack for tool access underneath the bike, but it is not required. There is a hose with a screw-type hose clamp attached to it (all the other hose connections are crimped) just behind the primary and in front of the rear tire.
  • 4Position a drain pan underneath the drain tube to catch the oil. Then, unfasten the hose clamp with a screwdriver. Pull off the hose from the frame-mounted plug and allow a few minutes for the tank to drain completely. Once the oil has stopped draining, replace the hose on the plug, and re-tighten the hose clamp.
  • 5Before removing the oil filter, construct a small rectangular piece of cardboard to channel the flow of oil from the filter instead of just unscrewing it and dirtying everything on your bike underneath the filter. Depending on your bike's configuration, you may want to vary these dimensions, but most applications should find that a piece a little over 11-inches long and about five inches wide ought to be large enough to protect your bike from dirty oil and save you some clean up time later.
  • 6Slide the cardboard underneath the filter, and check to make sure it fits in all the way to the mounting surface for the filter because that's where it's going to start leaking out once the filter is unscrewed.
  • 7Place the drain pan underneath the oil filter (just in case) and the end of the cardboard. Unscrew the filter slowly and allow the oil to drain out over the cardboard and into the drain pan.
  • 8The new filter should resemble the old filter in size, shape, and especially the gasket surface.
  • 9Add a few ounces of oil to the center of the filter but do not fill it. A filled oil filter will certainly make a mess during the installation process.
  • 10Apply a light bead of oil to the gasket surface of the oil filter so that the gasket will smoothly compress against its seat.
  • 11Install the filter by hand tightening it to the mount.
  • 13Replace the filler cap of the oil tank.
  • 12Add the factory recommended type and amount of oil. Sportsters require a little over three quarts of 20w50 oil.
  • 14Finished!
Source: Greg Frien

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On a Dark Street

  There was a bright light. We got our Street 750 parts back from coating and couldn't be any happier. American Supercars Unlimited did an awesome job on all the parts. Will be showing more progress pics as we do final assembly.

May 12, 1943

 The Army/Navy E Award, also known as the production award, was given to companies that excelled in the production of wartime equiptment. The award consisted of penants and emblems for all the employees to wear, Harley-Davidson was presented this award at a ceremony held at Juneau Ave. on May 12, 1943. By the end of the war, the company earned 3 more E Awards for its exemplory work in war production.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Pieces of Art

 Everyone loves a great looking piece of art. Especially when it comes to Harley Davidson enthusiasts. We carry a large selection of 24" x 36" framable posters. These are just a few of the posters we have in stock. Come grab you some while they last !