Archive for 'Panman’s Garage'

10 100 watt bulb


Posted on 10. Jan, 2014 by .


When it comes to a high output headlight sometime cheap is best.  by Scooter Tramp Scotty Kerekes There are a variety of high output headlights out there these days, and although some are less expensive, there are those that climb well into the $400 range. A few of my friends have made the investment and […]

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Harley Drive Train Compensator Blues

Posted on 23. Jul, 2013 by .


Riding cross country, I always seem to be especially tuned to hearing unusual noises from my bike. A tick here, a clunk there. But when you put them all together, you finally realize that you have been riding with the Harley drive train compensator blues. It started out as a loud ticking noise. This went […]

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Making Fuel Injection Work

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by .


by Coach The days of carbureted engines may not be over, but hey, do you own one? Yeah, not me either. Having a carburetor on my shovelhead worked well. Hell, Scooter Tramp Scotty will tell you that an Evo with carburetor is the way to go. But the truth be told, fuel injection is here […]

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How to Change the Clutch Cable on a Harley Davidson

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by .


by Streetglide Nation The clutch cable connects the clutch lever located on the left handlebar to the right side of your transmission. Inside the transmission, you will locate gearing that connects the cable over to the clutch. In order to change the clutch cable, you must open your transmission casing. This requires a basic understanding […]

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Motorcycle Tire Care and Maintenance

Posted on 05. Mar, 2012 by .


The greatest bike, greatest engine and the greatest brakes are all useless, if the tires that the bike is riding on do not have good contact with the road. Those precious few square inches of rubber connecting with pavement is what everything is relying on to function as well as controlling your safety. What good […]

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Harley-Davidson Charging Systems

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 by .


Without a good working charging system on your bike, you are not likely to go far. But don’t confuse your Harley-Davidson charging system with the charging system of an automobile. Most automobiles use a battery to operate electrical components when the engine is not running and to start the engine. After the engine is started […]

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TCB Brake Systems Vying for Harley-Davidson Product Status

Posted on 01. Jul, 2009 by .


I received a note today from Mark Lipski of TCB Brake Systems. If you haven’t been following, Mark is the inventor of a revolutionary traction control (read anti-lock) braking system that can be installed on motorcycles (among others) by merely replacing the banjo bolts on the calipers. If you have found like many of our […]

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Cyclesmiths Bagger Apes for Panman

Posted on 11. Jun, 2009 by .


Well, Panman is at it again. Only now, the Panman has decided he wants new bars for his Ultra. Being the good garage mechanic that he is, this decision didn’t come without a butt load of research first. Panman told me, “I want that feeling of my old chopper again when I ride. I can’t […]

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Stripped Rear Cylinder Repair

Posted on 03. Jun, 2009 by .


I got a call from my Bro the other day in a near fit. “Bro, I stripped my rear cylinder spark plug and I am leaving for the Republic of Texas rally in a few days. I’m screwed.” “Take it easy, Bro. Get your bike on a trailer and bring it over. We’ll have Panman […]

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