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

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BIKERNET TECH: Samson Legend Series “Pomonas” Dyna Pipes

Traditional Styled, Staggered, Low-Exit Exhaust Pipes Installed on a 1998 Dyna

By Wrench, Jeremiah Soto, James Conway, with photos by Jeremiah Soto
Bikernet Tech: A brother went down recently and we needed to pick him up, dust him off, correct his motorcycle and launch him on a run to Vegas Bikefest with a couple of other hard riding Dyna pilots. Samson pipes cured his bent exhaust.
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An Exhausting Note from Tail Gunner

An all too common problem with Harley Baggers! A broken exhaust!

Photos and article by Tail Gunner
The weight of the muffler, over time, had completely torn the cross over header apart. He had been complaining of power loss and noise for a while, surprise! This is what happens when you don’t periodically check things. The weight of the muffler stress cracked the header at the cross over, along with some corrosion; the old girl just couldn’t hang on anymore.--Bikernet Tech
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Bikernet Tech: The TWEVO Configuration or Stay with an S&S EVO?

What are the Options?

--By Eric Bennett, Lee Clemens, Bruce Tessmer, Grant Hillegass, and Bandit with photos by Wrench
Bikernet studies the FXR Twevo, Evo, drivetrain options with Bennett's Performance, Departure Bike Works, S&S and anyone who would give us the time of day.
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Bikernet Tech: Terry the Tramp Installs BDL/GMA Softail Forward Controls

Plus the BDL D-shaft to Spline Shaft Conversion, bonus tech

By Terry the Tramp, Bandit, Wrench, John, D. , Bob Clark, and Scott
This is a straight forward Bikernet tech with just a few twists and turns, girls, quirks and sidebars. You would think forward control installation a breeze, and in this case it was, but not always.
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The Humble One Returns

With a Dyna Glide Project

By Johnny Humble
I think it looks great the way it is, but am slowly adding chrome details as I can scratch up the money. The biggest purchase so far was the wheel exchange and the Le Pera seat.
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Video Tech — Motorcycle Saddlebag Latch Cover Installation
By Patrick Garvin
  Add style to your stock saddlebag with a new latch cover from J&P Cycles. Replacing the stock latch cover is a relatively quick and simple install that only requires a couple of tools. In this video, Patrick walks you through the correct way to install your new latch covers. Tools needed: t10 torx t15 torx Find these saddlebag latch covers and more at

Step-by-step installation of THUNDER MAX

On Steve's 103-inch 2004 Electra Glide.

Text and Photos by Steve Bauman, Bikernet Tech Intern
Recently I read great things about the Thunder Max with auto tune and that it worked with O2 sensors and I thought that somebody in the industry had finally woke-up and designed something that would work at sea level or Pikes Peak.
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COOL-MASTER Even More Powerful than the Original LOVE JUGS with a smaller Profile and Sleek Design

Text and Photos by Rogue, Senior Tech Editor
LOVE JUGS have been on the market for some time and there have been numerous good articles on them. Their goal is to reduce the operating temperature of all Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Their durable fan bodies are manufactured from aircraft quality stainless steel.
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