Why did the chopper market crash? I believe it was lack of understanding on how to maintain them! Along with the ridiculous over-pricing didn’t help either.
In this video I show you the “need to know” common maintenance items of a custom motorcycle. I came up with this idea as I was selling my chopper to an out of state customer. I wanted the next mechanic to not have to work so hard on learning the features of the bike. Afterwards I started thinking what a fantastic idea dealers could do when delivering a bike. Make a video, throw it on a flash drive and give the buyer!
If you own or are thinking about buying a chopper, then this video is for you. Harley Owners will find value in it as well.
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Click the links to playlists: (entire list link is the last one)
Harley EVO: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtBOuPaEyt95-wqtiOFk3tzUW2VARbHI
Harley Twin Cam: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtBOuPaEyt_7aGpzL9DxDVZy_fofjo1G
4-Stroke Engines: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtBOuPaEyt-iDjXbKCN_b7_oRwTW2uAY
2-Stroke Engines: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtBOuPaEyt_pO6zS6U7Rpjk-uCEYZZ8O
“Every Mechanic Should Know This Training”: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtBOuPaEyt_uMyVlK1tsBVnSYW1Q0vCK
Wheels, tires, brakes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtBOuPaEyt8u703ZrvtvAUUuKIv6p2Ck
Fuel, air, intake: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAtBOuPaEyt-ZMVRlpvWmVFLL10P16vWf
All playlists by type:
You will see that many of the tips and procedures used are universal for skill sets “every mechanic should know” and that the biggest value to my videos is the teaching of these skills that are not found in a service manual.
I often get asked this question:
Q: How does one learn these skill sets “every mechanic should know” if they are not found in a manual?
A: NUMBER 1…..GET DIRTY and start wrenching.
-Find a seasoned craftsman to mentor under
-Tech schools can significantly speed this time up
-Research, read, watch YouTube videos
Tip: You will never learn it all from one source or in a short time period. No matter what craft you are trying to master, YOU must be dedicated and put the time in. THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO LEARN THAN DOING! I will say it again, you must actually do the work to master it. You cannot just watch or read about it and master anything.
You want to be a master bike builder, mechanic, welder, nurse, carpenter or you fill in the blank?
-Don’t take for granted opportunities to learn deeper
-Be humble and seek advice
-Be intentional with your learning plan
-Don’t blame a school, job or your parents for not giving you ever answer, go get it!
I teach a motorcycle/powersports technician program at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. These videos are used for review of labs for students and creating a deeper understanding of the lesson/skill set. As there is often more than one way of doing something, may you enjoy this free information as much as our students do in person. PLEASE HIRE OUR GRADUATES!
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