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Engine repairs

If you haven't followed the maintenance procedures, or if you are just unlucky, you will need to check out the repair procedure. This is one category, the other categories are at the bottom of this page.

The engine is the heart of your Sportster. These engines are tricky to learn, but once you get it down, you will see their superiority to big bike engines. Engine


I've broken a lot of Sportster parts. Here are some in the Engine category.
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Keihin carburator repair #4

Keihin carburator repair #4

A 4-part video series guides you through the process. Part #4, epilog....

Keihin carburator repair #3

Keihin carburator repair #3

A 4-part video series guides you through the process. Part #3, assembly....
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Keihin carburator repair #2

Keihin carburator repair #2

A 4-part video series guides you through the process. Part #2, tear-down & cleaning....

Keihin carburator repair #1

Keihin carburator repair #1

A 4-part video series guides you through the process. Part #1, nine tips and tricks....
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Honing the transmission mainshaft bearing

Honing the transmission mainshaft bearing

To get 23 rollers in, or with a new trap door, hone the main shaft bearing race....

1952 K-model engine purchase

1952 K-model engine purchase

A K-model engine came up on eBay. Every Sportster lover has to respect K-models....
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Primary gasket leak (1996)

Primary gasket leak (1996)

My '96 developed a leaky primary cover at only 12,000 miles....







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