It’s been a little busy in the Doublefat garage.
After getting the exhaust on the Iron I dug up an air filter assembly that I had laying around.
I like the style and the size,, no more knee banging. Not sure about the finish. My have to put some grill paint on it and throw it in the oven for a bit. Jury is still out on it.
I also installed a Cobra Fi2000 fuel management thingie. It comes from the factory set for slip ons but gives directions on what adjustments are needed for a two into one with a open air cleaner.
It has three “pots” to turn with a tiny flathead screwdriver that richens or leans the fuel.
I adjusted it to their instructions and took it out for a run.
After about 10 miles the engine light came on.
I pulled over and Googled check engine light on Harley and found out how to run a diagnostic right there on the side of the road by playing with the trip meter and the key.
P0132 indicates a rich front O2 sensor. So I dialed down the tuner halfway between factory and the directed settings, cleared the codes out and rode on.
The next day the engine light came on again and I got a P0132 code which indicated a lean sensor. So I dialed it back up just a smidge. So far no engine light has popped up.
I know carbs sound better and are cheaper to rejet than buying a fuel management system but not having to pull a carb off and apart to rejet has its benefits.
After getting that all situated my attention went to The Canvas Softail for some much needed rubber.
Meaty is good.
When I pulled the wheels it was obvious that the bearings have not been done in awhile. Looked like someone had used the bike to cross the mighty Mississippi without a bridge.
Normally I change my own tires using spoons but with dialysis three days a week, work and yard stuff I waved the white flag and took them to the indi shop and had them do the tires, tubes, bearings and check end play.
While I had the wheels off I took the opportunity to clean up the 24 year old fork legs that looked like they haven’t been touched in 20 of those years.
I wet sanded them with 400 and 2000 grit and then hit them with some Mothers and my buffing wheel. Look a lot better now.
Tonight after work I got to enjoy a bit of the fruit of my labor.
Next thing I need to do is fluid changes on The Canvas then a rear tire on The Glide. My have to wave the white flag again on that one too.
I don’t like paying the extra money but with time being short and it being so easy to just drop the wheel off and pick it up later it is getting easier to drop down the dead presidents.
You meet some of the best folks behind bars.