Any tips for rear subframe removal?
Posted May 09, 2008 - 06:19 AM
I had the rear subframe partially removed but got intimidated by the thought of re-attaching the larger breather hose on the back of the carb or messing up the rear shock. The shock is definitely in the way to get open access to the throttle stop screw to grab it with something strong.Yesterday I was ready to drag it back in to the dealer for the fix, but I think I'm gearin' up to have a crack at it again.* I'll leave the jets alone for now, just want to replace the stop screw and pull the grey wire.* I really dont want to be out-of-commision all weekend or mess up this great bike.* even with just a 1/4 throttle rotation it's still a lot of fun.Any tips on subframe removal and carb access?? the manual isn't much help other than diagrams.
Posted May 09, 2008 - 06:26 AM
Posted May 09, 2008 - 07:17 AM
Now go borrow a torque wrench. Buy one if you plan on wrenching on your bike (which you should).
Remove shock and begin to experience carb modifications. It's fun! You'll like it!
When you're done, find the required torque specs for every bolt you removed, reinstall the shock, torque bolts to spec and simply swing the sub-frame back down and wiggle that carb boot back into place. Be sure it's in place by seeing it in place on each side. Tighten the carb boot clamp, replace lower sub-frame bolts, re-install the exhaust and torque bolts to spec.
Find a hare scramble, rinse, repeat...
Posted May 09, 2008 - 09:32 AM
Posted May 09, 2008 - 11:59 AM
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Posted August 19, 2008 - 04:13 PM
Take the muffler off, take the bottom subrame bolts out, loosen the rear carb boot clamp, rotate the entire subframe up and snug the top bolt. Remove the shock and do the job. If you are going that far I would really get into the carb and do the jetting and fuel screw to save all that trouble again. Someone in your area should be able to get you close with jetting. ( and NO I have never owned a Harley ) WR Dave
Awesome WR Dave this is exactly what i've been looking for. I started the job last night and was going to take the whole rear subframe off to pull my shock out. You've just saved me a heap of work.
One question though. Do you have to disconnect any of the wiring (aside from battery leads, as I've already taken the battery out) before swinging the sub frame up? Does the wiring, including the wiring going to the CDI stretch/reach without having to disconnect them or cut any of the zip ties?
Posted August 19, 2008 - 08:13 PM