Here's a new segment we are going to call "Todd's Tech Tip Quickies". We get a lot of repetitive but great questions in the customer care and tech support departments. Todd thought it be a rad idea to put together some quick yet extremely informative tech tips to help answer some of those questions. Let's get to learning together!
WATCH: PROPER CHAIN FOR A VINTAGE TRIUMPH TWIN
Have you ordered a drive chain for your Triumph motorcycle and it started rubbing on the case or top motor mount? You more than likely grabbed a Harley chain. Surprisingly a Triumph drive chain and a Harley drive chain aren't the same width. Watch this video and Todd will tell you all about it.
We do have a 530 Triumph drive chain available if you need one. Check out the British Standard 530 Drive Chain 130 links.
WATCH: BRITISH BIKE FUEL VALVES
Not sure what British Fuel Valve to get for your Triumph, Norton, or Bsa Motorcycle? Well, don't you fear, Todd is hear to take all those worries away. He explains all the differences and how they work and install into your tank.
He also explains how new Amal carbs only come with a single banjo fitting and if you are running a dual valve on your TR6 or a dual carb set up on a Bonneville you will need to get yourself a dual banjo fitting for each carb.
WATCH: HARLEY-DAVIDSON COIL TESTING
In this tech tip quickie Todd helps you determine if you have a good or bad coil for your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The only thing you need is a trust and inexpensive voltage meter and a couple minutes of your time.
This tip could help save you hours in finding an electrical gremlin you might not really have. It just might be your coil. But if comes back ok and it's not your coil, at least you now have piece of mind and one less thing you have to mark off the list to check.
WATCH: HOW TO FIND OEM PARTS FOR YOUR HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE
Time for another Tech Tip Quickie but Todd hands the reigns over to Tyler on this computer wizardry. Are you in need of a replacement part but not sure how to make sure it will be an exact match for what you need on your model? Well there is a simple tool that will make your life so much easier. It's called the Harley-Davidson Service Portal.
With this HD service portal you will be able to find service manuals, and parts books for ever single Harley-Davidson model. These are helpful because the exploded diagrams give you every OEM number. That OEM number is an identification number of an exact part you need that guarantees fitment for that year and model.
Tyler shows you how easy it is to find your make/model of your motorcycle and look for the parts you are looking for on an exploded diagram. He then shows you how to copy and paste that OEM number into lowbrowcustoms.com and find exactly what you need. A very valuable tool indeed.
WATCH: NPT FITTINGS 101
We carry a wide variety of NPT fittings in fuel valves, hose barb fittings, and plugs for your chopper building needs. In this video Todd walks you through the different styles of NPT (National Pipe Thread) fittings and shows you why they never fully engage all of the threads when installing in a gas tank, oil tank, etc. He also shows you a nifty chart that helps you gauge the size NPT you may need for your project.
WATCH: LOUVERED AIR CLEANER MOUNT BLOCKING A S&S SUPER E FLOAT BOWL VENT FIX
In this super quick but informative tech tip Todd shows you there is another "optional" float bowl vent that you can remove from your carb with a simple T-handle allen wrench. Boom your venting again and you are rocking one killer air cleaner cover!
WATCH: HEADLIGHT AND TAILLIGHT WIRING OVERVIEW
Did you just get a new headlight or taillight in from us and not sure what wires go where? Are you asking "Why does my headlight not have a black wire? Which one is the ground?" "Hey, this new taillight only has two wires... What gives!?" Well never fear builder extraordinaire, Todd is here to the rescue.
In this video you will learn from Todd how to determine what wires control the high beam, low beam and ground on a headlight. You will also learn how a taillight with only two wires grounds using the chassis. He also shows you how to determine which wire is the running light and which is the brake light. You soon too, will be a moto lighting guru after watching this video.