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Techs & Bike Builds

The Garage is where we work on a wide range of tech tips including articles on tools and performance.

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Rebuilding The S&S Shorty Series Carbs

Plus Tuning, Starting Procedures, Storage Recommendation, and all the nuts and bolts

By Wrench with photos by Sin Wu
Generally carb problems develop from crap in the gas: so always run a fuel filter. Crap in the air; so run and clean your air filter from time to time, as well as crap in the float bowl, from storing the bike too long between start-ups.
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LICKS Shorty Riser Set-Black

1 Inch Shorty Risers

Hold the presses, our super popular 1" Shorty Risers are now available in a bad ass black finish!!! These bare bone beauties are nothin but raw, hardcore puuuurrfection!
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S&S Shorty Carburetor Adjustments

Gettin Back To Baseline

Photos and text by Howard Kelly
After changing the jets, test ride the motorcycle. Continue re-jetting and adjustmenting until optimum performance is achieved.
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Bill's New Shop

He Found the Good Life in Tennessee

Photos and text by Bill May
These Tennessee backroads are beautiful and fun to ride but they are full of curves and hills and usually a little wet. He learned that trying to ride fast on them after a few drinks is not recommended.
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Cabana Dan’s ’13-’14 Builds

From the Hidden Black Hills of Sturgis, SD

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
Dan, with vintage history, already built two of the most magnificent Peashooter, singles from the ‘20s and a 1914 restored Harley on display at the Sturgis Museum currently.
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Crash Bar Bags Add Tremendous Space to Touring Harleys

Installing a set of leather bags on Saddlebag Guards or crash bars is easy and adds considerable storage space to any touring Harley
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The Trike File Meets Mike the Trike

Tuning the Ride with Saddlemen, Legends and Khrome Werks

By DaCat
At this point I really needed to change the rider ergonomics as these trikes from Harley are really a one size fits all seat and leg room combination.
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5-Ball VL, XA, FL 2022-23 Build, Part 1

With a Knucklehead Engine from S&S

by Bandit with photos by the Redhead and Atomic Dice illustrations
For the first time in 20 years, I didn’t have a shop. I had to do something or chase women and drink whiskey. Irish Rich, from Shamrocks just moved to Sturgis from Denver and had a couple of rusting VL frames. At least I could find parts and start planning. I reached out to Matt Olsen. The last time I saw him he mentioned coming into some stock springers.
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