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Old 01-19-2016, 10:36 AM   #481
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New Product Launch: Lowbrow Customs - Knurled Grips & Beck Grips

Grips are one of the easiest ways to make your bike stands out from the crowd and changing them out is extremely easy. Check out www.lowbrowcustoms.com/grips for all our styles we carry.

Knurled Grips: The knurled bands encircling this timeless design have been scientifically calculated to allow the proper channeling of sweat from your palms equally well when whiteknuckling around the track or putting along through the desert, all the while providing you with the security and style that one desires from a motorcycle handgrip. In addition, they look the part while your bike is parked, anxiously awaiting your return. Available in 1" and 7/8" for only $19.95 - Get a gnarly grip!

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Default Re: Lowbrow Customs: Apparel, David Bird Hardtails, Biltwell 7/8" Bars, Hunt Magnetos

AHHH GOD I WANT ONE OF THESE SO BAD:
http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/rogue-...hovelhead.html

Please make me an aluminum one. I want to be lazy and not make my own and just bolt in a cool aluminum fender so I can have one bike that has the British look.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:27 PM   #484
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New Product Launch: Lowbrow Customs - Rogue Fender

The Rogue Fender from Lowbrow Customs is a heavy-gauge, steel fender that is bolt-on fitment to 1965 - 1984 Harley-Davidson Big Twins using the included chrome plated fender struts and mounting hardware. Instead of the typical choice to run a stock rear fender or a repop stock rear fender, you can now add some custom style to your moto with ease. Whether a mild custom, chopper or race-inspired performance machine, the Rogue Fender looks right at home while standing up to the rigors of the road.


- Bolt-on fitment to '65-'84 H-D Big Twins
- Precision die stamped & CNC laser cut construction
- Heavy gauge raw steel
- Chrome steel fender struts included









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Old 02-05-2016, 02:09 PM   #485
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So... see my previous post. Aluminum? Will that be a thing?
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:55 AM   #486
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Default How to install: Lowbrow customs shotgun pipes 86-03



This tech tip will walk you through installing our new Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes for 1986-2003 XL models. Whether giving you added ground clearance on a scrambler or tracker, or just for high-and-tight style on a rigid or swingarm Sportster, the Shotgun Exhaust Pipes from Lowbrow Customs make quick work of improving your motorcycle's look and sound. Quick and E-Z bolt-on install with the included heavy-duty mounting brackets and hardware.

Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes come in Chrome and Black.

Included in the package and extra info:
- Mounting brackets in your favorite color, black.
- Mounting hardware.
- Requires use of your existing stock exhaust flanges.
- Compatible with Lowbrow Customs Cast Heat Shields.

Tools you will need for the job.

3/8 drive Ratchet
Torque wrench
1/2 inch socket for removing and reinstalling the flange nuts.
External lock ring pliers for removal of rings on old exhaust and replacing on new pipes.
2 x 1/2 inch wrenches for the back bracket nuts and bolts that connect the pipes to the bracket. 1/2 inch also removes stock mufflers.
1/4 drive 5/16 inch socket with 1/4 nut driver for removal of heat shields
9/16 wrenches or sockets for bracket bolts a 3/8 air ratchet optional.

Let's get started!



Step 1 - Remove nuts from exhaust flanges at cylinder heads with 1/2 inch socket (front & rear).



Step 2 - Remove muffler mounting bolts with 1/2 inch socket if needed and then remove the complete exhaust system.



Step 3 - Remove retaining rings & flanges from stock exhaust using external lock ring pliers.



Step 4 - Re-install rings and flanges on new pipes using exhaust using external lock ring pliers. (note make sure the flange goes on first before ring and with the lipped indention facing out)



Step 5 - Remove top rear motor mount bolts by using 9/16 wrenches or sockets, a 3/8 drive air ratchet is optional.




Step 6 - Install bracket from the kit using the same motor mount bolts and nuts using 9/16 wrenches or sockets. (note, make sure the negative ground wires are still attached to the left side motor mount bolt.)



Step 7 - Loosely install pipes on cylinder heads & rear bracket by hand.



Step 8 - Tighten nuts on cylinder heads first with 1/2 inch socket, then tighten nuts & bolts on rear bracket evenly till desired straight line is met with 2 x 1/2 wrenches.

That's all there is to it! Now go for a ride.

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After


Important Exhaust Notes:
• Note: As with any new exhaust, you may need to change carburetor jetting or use of an aftermarket fuel injection control module for peak performance.
• There is no warranty on exhaust pipes and mufflers with regard to any discoloration. Blueing is caused by tuning characteristics, cam timing, carburetor jetting, overheating, etc. and is not caused by defective manufacturing. No refunds on exhaust pipes once motorcycle is started unless there’s a manufacturer’s defect.
DISCLAIMER: NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA


For more info, check out a video walk through with Todd.


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Old 03-16-2016, 10:15 AM   #487
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So... see my previous post. Aluminum? Will that be a thing?
Sorry didn't see your question before! Rogue Fender is only offered in steel currently, we can make them in aluminum but don't have plans to do so, at least not yet!
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Well, when you do, you have a buyer waiting! Those WX tanks are fucking killer, too. I want a set of both to just totally re-do the sheetmetal on my bike.

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Default How to install: Lowbrow customs shotgun pipes 04-Up



This tech tip will walk you through installing our new Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes for 2004 and up XL models. Whether giving you added ground clearance on a scrambler or tracker, or just for high-and-tight style on a rigid or swingarm Sportster, the Shotgun Exhaust Pipes from Lowbrow Customs make quick work of improving your motorcycle's look and sound. Quick and E-Z bolt-on install with the included heavy-duty mounting brackets and hardware.

Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes come in Chrome or Black.

Included in the package and extra info:

- Mounting brackets in your favorite color, black
- Mounting hardware
- Requires use of your existing stock exhaust flanges
- Compatible with Lowbrow Customs Cast Heat Shields
- Shotgun Exhaust Pipes include 02 sensor bungs to accept your stock 02 sensors, plug and play! Please note that while this exhaust is bolt-on fitment for 2004 - 2006 XLs, these carbureted bikes will need block-off plugs (not-included) for the 02 sensor threaded bungs.

Tools you will need for the job.
3/8 drive Ratchet
Torque wrench
1/4 drive 5/16 socket with 1/4 nut driver for removal of heat shields
1/2 inch socket for removing and reinstalling the flange nuts.
External lock ring pliers for removal of rings on old exhaust and replacing on new pipes.
7/8 inch opened end wrench for removal of the 02 sensors and putting on the new pipes.
3/16 allen socket for removing and reinstalling the pulley cover
5/16 allen socket also to remove and reinstalling pulley cover. Needed for installing the new rear bracket back onto the pulley cover. Also needed for removal of the crossover mount.
T30 Torx bit for the removal of the brake rod and reinstallation.
2 x 1/2 inch wrenches for the back bracket nuts and bolts that connect the new pipes to the new bracket. 1/2 inch wrench will also remove mufflers

Let's get started.



Step 1 - Remove any heat shields on stock or existing pipes using a 5/16 socket with 1/4 nut driver.



Step 2 - Remove nuts from exhaust flanges at cylinder heads (front and rear) with 1/2 socket.



Step 3 - Unplug O2 Sensors (front and rear).



Step 4 - Remove muffler mounting bolts with 1/2 wrench, and then the complete exhaust system.



Step 5 - Remove pulley cover using a 3/16 allen socket and a 5/16 allen socket, disconnect brake rod with a T30 Torx head and then you can remove the crossover pipe with a 5/16 allen socket.



Step 6 - Remove retaining rings & anges from stock exhaust using External lock ring pliers.



Step 7 - Re-install on new pipes. (note make sure the flange goes on first before ring and with the lipped indention facing out)



Step 8 - Remove O2 sensors with 7/8 wrench, & re-install on new pipes.



Step 9 - Re-install pulley cover & install bracket from kit.




Step 10 - Loosely install pipes on cylinder heads with 1/2 socket & rear nuts and bolts to the new bracket/pipes by hand.




Step 11 - Tighten the nuts on cylinder heads first with 1/2 socket, then tighten the nuts & bolts on rear bracket with 2 x 1/2 in wrenches. By doing this evenly you can achieve the straighter lines on the pipes. Don't forget to check you main rear bracket bolt and tighten as well.



Step 12 - Plug O2 sensors. Now your Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes are fully installed, all thats left is to TAKE A RIDE.

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After


Important Exhaust Notes:

• Note: As with any new exhaust, you may need to change carburetor jetting or use of an aftermarket fuel injection control module for peak performance.
• There is no warranty on exhaust pipes and mufflers with regard to any discoloration. Blueing is caused by tuning characteristics, cam timing, carburetor jetting, overheating, etc. and is not caused by defective manufacturing. No refunds on exhaust pipes once motorcycle is started unless there’s a manufacturer’s defect.
• 2015 & Up XL models may need an O2 sensor adaptor to be installed correctly.
• DISCLAIMER: NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA

For more info, check out a video walk through with Todd.

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Lowbrow Customs WX Gas Tanks were influenced by Harley-Davidson's WR factory race bike gas tanks. The beauty of the Lowbrow WX Gas Tanks are that with the included, innovative rear mount they will bolt right up to your stock Big Twin frame 1936 - 1984. Get a custom, narrowed look with a tight gap between the tanks, no fabrication required, these are the perfect tanks for a custom Shovelhead or Panhead. WX Gas Tanks have a capacity of 2.25 gallons and feature both a vent and fuel crossover and accept a 22mm petcock, and accept standard cam-style gas caps.

Tools Needed for this job.

3/8 drive ratchet
1/2 inch socket
Extend long flat head screwdriver
1/2 inch wrench
5/16 Allen or Allen Socket
9/16 wrench
Side cutters



Step 1 - Bolt the rear T-mount to your frame using 9/16 in wrench or socket. Shim between frame tabs with washers as necessary. Do NOT fully tighten yet. (Note: Make sure the T-mount back is pointed up not down)



Step 2 - Insert bolt through top front tab and into cast lug on frame backbone to hold one side of WX Tank in place.



Step 3 - Attach 1/4” inside diameter fuel line to crossover fitting on right tank, install hose clamp and fully tighten. Add an additional hose clamp loosely for the other fitting on the left tank. Push the fuel line into place on vent fitting of left tank when installing right tank. Put flat washer and nylock nut on top tank tab bolt and do not fully tighten.



Step 4 - Align the two rear tabs. The tab on the left tank should be behind of the right tank tab. Attach the WX Tanks with the supplied allen head bolt to the rear end of the T-mount using 5/16 allen wrench or socket.



Step 5 - The front lower tabs on the tanks attach to the stock frame tab on either side. Install and fully tighten the bolt and nylock nut. Fully tighten top through bolt and all bolts to rear T-mount.



Step 6 - Use a length of 1/4” inside diameter fuel line and two hose clamps to connect the fuel crossover fittings. Tighten clamps. Also tighten left tank hose clamp on the upper vent crossover line from Step 3.



Step 7 - Install 22mm petcock. To ensure proper clearance, use stock top motor mount or Gasbox heavy-duty Top Motor Mount.



Notes: Tanks are pressure tested at the factory, but it is highly recommended you or your painter pressure test it again before painting; it's cheap insurance!

For more help watch Todd walk you through this install.

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Default How to Install: Lowbrow Customs Rogue Fender



The Rogue Fender from Lowbrow Customs is a heavy-gauge, steel fender that is bolt-on fitment to 1958 - 1984 Harley-Davidson Big Twins using the included chrome plated fender struts and mounting hardware. Instead of the typical choice to run a stock rear fender or a repop stock rear fender, you can now add some custom style to your moto with ease. Whether a mild custom, chopper or race-inspired performance machine, the Rogue Fender looks right at home while standing up to the rigors of the road.

- Bolt-on fitment to '58-'84 H-D Big Twins
- Precision die stamped & CNC laser cut construction
- Heavy 12 gauge raw steel
- Chrome steel fender struts included

Note: Make sure you have proper tire-to-fender clearance. When you are not sitting on the bike you should have about 4" between the tire and fender.

Tools needed for the job

3/8 drive ratchet
1/4 drive ratchet
1/2 inch wrench
9/16 wrench and socket
3/16 allen
15/16 socket

Let's Get Started!



Step 1 - Remove stock fender.



Step 2 - Install new fender struts on the inside of the frame with recessed side facing in as shown in picture above.





Step 3 - Install stock 5/8 nylock nuts to both shock studs



Step 4 - Install fine thread 3/8-24 x 1 1/2" bolts with flat washer and lock washer (we suggest to use blue Locktite)





Step 5
- To install the fender, place under the struts on the tire and bring it up instead of forcing it down into the struts.





Step 6 - Install the 6 fasteners from the kit to the remaining fender holes. Note: it's easier to put one nut and bolt on each side first to keep the fender balanced. (Make sure to use blue Locktite)

Before


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For more help you can watch Todd go step by step via video.


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Default How to install: Le Pera seat and Gasbox Sissy Bar on a Sportster



Tools needed for the job.

Flat or phillips head screwdriver (depending on seat screw)
3/8 drive ratchet
T40 Torx bit
3/16 allen socket
1/2 inch wrench

Changing Your Stock Seat To A Le Pera Stubs Spoiler Seat
Step 1. Remove the screw located on the fender closest to the back of your seat.


Todd removing screw from fender.

Step 2. Lift and separate old seat from mounting points. Depending on the model your seat you may need to push and pull to release from a bolt located underneath.


Todd showing how easy your seat will come off.

Step 3. Push new Le Pera seat in to place, tab forward in to the gas tank slot or frame slot and align back screw to fender hole.


Todd pushing the Le Pera seat's front tab, into front slot of frame.


Todd making sure the seat is securely in place.

Step 4. Tightly fasten seat screw to attach seat with a screwdriver.


Todd mean mugging and showing this seat who's boss.

Installing A Gasbox Sissy Bar For 2004 and Up Sportsters

Step 1. Remove turn signal lenses with flat head screw driver. This allows clearance for your torx bit to be used.


Note: there is a small opening to fit your flat head screw driver to pry from casing.

Step 2. Remove the 4 torx head screws with a T-40 torx bit. Most newer models use a bracket for the back two screws and a nut for the front to screws.


Note the clearance after the turn signal lens has been removed.


Todd removing all 4 strut bolts.

Step 3. Line up the 4 mounting holes on the Gasbox sissy bar with the holes on the strut covers and put your bolts into the holes.


Todd going front to back aligning the holes.

Step 4. Tightly fasten the new 5/16 allen screws provided with the sissybar and re-use the rear threaded brackets . (Note: We recommend to use a some blue Locktite on your screws)


Make sure to use the provided 5/16 allen head screws.


Todd fastening all 4 strut screws.

Step 5. Be sure to put your turn signal lens caps back on and go for a ride!



Todd pushing back on the turn signal lenses by hand. They will pop right back into place.


"That's all there is to it" - Todd

The Before


The After


Watch how easy it is to install A Gasbox Sissy Bar with the man himself Jesse Basset who makes them, on our YouTube Channel.

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Default Hot to Install: Biltwell Mini Mufflers onto Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes

Biltwell Mini Mufflers slip fit over the open ends on 1-3/4-inch O.D. custom pipes to change the look and sound of the motorcycle exhaust system. A perforated steel baffle tube with fiberglass wrapping inside the Mini Muffler can be removed to change the exhaust note. Biltwell Mini Mufflers come in different 3 styles Javelin, Cannon and Stinger, with two color options, chrome and black. For this project we decided to install black Javelin Mini Mufflers onto our black Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes which compliment each other really well.


Biltwell Mini Mufflers installed on Lowbrow Customs Shotgun Pipes.

Tools needed for the job

one- 1/2 inch socket
two - 1/2 inch wrenches
a hacksaw, pipe cutter, or angle grinder
one - 7/16 inch wrench
one - 1/4 inch allen socket
assorted files of your choosing


All of the tools needed for this job.

Step 1. Locate the middle of the mounting tab on the back of the muffler. Line up the center of the tab on the muffler with the rear bracket mounting holes. Mark the Shotgun Pipe where the cut will be made, make sure to leave enough excess pipe to insert into the muffler flange.



Todd eyeing up where the tabs would meet the mounting bracket.


Todd marking the line he wants to cut on the pipe, make sure to leave enough excess pipe to insert into the muffler flange.

Step 2. Unplug O2 censors.


Todd unplugging the O2 censors from the opposite side of the pipes on the bike.

Step 3. Using both 1/2 inch wrenches remove both nuts and bolts from the mounting tabs at the rear bracket.

Step 4. Remove top pipe from the front cylinder head using a 1/2 inch socket.




Step 5. Use a pipe cutter, angle grinder, or hacksaw to cut the shotgun pipe along the line you marked. If using a hacksaw or angle grinder, it is very important to keep the cut as straight as possible.


Slow and steady wins the race, try and keep it as straight as possible and use a vise if you have one.

Step 6. File off any jagged edges along the cut on the inside and out of the Shotgun Pipe.


Todd filing down any jagged edges.

Step 7. Using a 7/16 inch wrench, make sure the baffles are tight on each muffler.

Step 8. You will need two exhaust clamps to secure your mufflers to the pipes, (we used Biltwell’s 1-3/4” Duo Muffler Clamps in black)



Biltwell Duo Muffler Clamps.

Step 9. Reinstall Shotgun Pipe to front head loosely.


Todd loosely putting the front pipe back on.

Step 10. Loosen clamp to allow it to be slipped over the muffler. Then slide muffler on to head pipe.


Todd using a 1/4 inch allen to loosen up the Biltwell Duo Clamp.

Step 11. We chose to stagger the mufflers a little to compensate for the larger diameter of the Duo Muffler Clamps. Locate the middle of the mounting tab on the back of the muffler. Line up the left of the tab on the muffler with the rear bracket mounting holes. Mark the Shotgun Pipe where the cut will be made, make sure to leave enough excess pipe to insert into the muffler flange.


Todd lining up the second Mini Muffler to where he wants to mount it, and marking it to be cut.

Step 12. Remove top Shotgun Pipe, remove bottom Shotgun Pipe, and repeat steps 5-8 on bottom Shotgun Pipe.

Step 13. Reinstall Shotgun Pipe into the rear cylinder head.



After Cutting down the bottom pipe, Todd reinstalls it to rear cylinder.

Step 14. Secure clamp to muffler loosely and fit over Shotgun Pipe.


Todd loosely attaching the Mini Muffler to the rear pipe and bracket.

Step 15. Reinstall front Shotgun Pipe with muffler.


By loosely installing both pipes, it makes for an easier time to line up the pipes evenly.

Step 16. Evenly tighten both Shotgun Pipes at the heads and rear mounting tabs. Adjust pipes till your lines look straight. Make sure to tighten Duo Muffler Clamps.


Make sure to tightened both clamps, back tab bolts and head bolts.

Step 17. Plug back in your 02 sensors and go for a ride.


Plug back in your O2 censors!

Step 18. Note: When attaching mufflers to rear bracket, you may need to add a washer in-between the tab on the muffler and the rear mounting bracket to be sure that the bolt will not come into contact with the muffler when tightened.


"That's all there is too it, now go for a ride!" - Todd.

The Before


The After
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Default How To Install: Lowbrow Customs Cole Foster Gas Tank

Known for his minimalist approach to design and style, Salinas Boys own Cole Foster designed this low-slung gas tank to add some class to your custom Harley-Davidson Sportster. The Cole Foster Motorcycle Gas Tank fits 2007 & up Harley-Davidson Sportsters, which have Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI). It comes complete with a knurled aluminum vented gas cap, and uses your stock fuel pump and gas tank mounting hardware. With a capacity of approximately 3.25 gallons you will have plenty of gas for those long moto trips. This gas tank swap is an easy install for novice or experienced motorcycle builder alike.




Tools Needed For The Job
1/2 inch wrench
1/2 inch socket
3/8 Drive Ratchet
1/4 Drive Ratchet
Flathead Screwdriver
T25 Torx Bit
1/4 inch Allen


How To Install: Cole Foster Gas Tank

Step 1. Remove the seat screw from the fender with a flathead screwdriver. Push forward on the seat to release from the tab located in the middle of the seat. After it releases pull back on the seat from the tank to release the tab from underneath the tank.


Todd Pushing the seat forward to release from the middle tab.


This is how the center tab hooks onto the seat.

Step 2. Remove the front and rear tank bolts. The front use a 1/4 inch allen and 1/2 inch wrench to loosen. Use a 1/2 inch wrench and 1/2 inch socket to remove the bolt from the rear.


Todd removing the rear tank bolt with 1/2 inch wrench and socket.


Todd using an extension for his socket to stay clear of the tank. He is using a 1/4 inch allen and a 1/2 wrench to take of the front tank bolt.

Step 3. There are 3 things we have to disconnect before removing the tank from the bike. 1. You have to unplug the electrical wiring going to the fuel pump. 2. Pull the anti vapor valve hose from the tank. 3. There is a quick disconnect valve located on the fuel pump itself that must be disconnected too.


Here is where the electrical line is located on the left side of the bike. Push the button in the middle and pull, it will slide free.


To disconnect the fuel line from the fuel pump, push up on the silver cylinder and pull down on the fuel line.

Step 4. Now you can remove the tank from the bike.

Step 5. Make sure fuel cap is fully tightened. Carefully turn the tank upside down on a soft cloth to protect it and remove the 5 screws that hold the fuel pump in place with a T25 torx bit.


Todd removing the 5 screws. Note* if gas leaks from the cap you should try to find away to empty the gas tank first so that you don't have a huge mess on your hands.

Step 6. Remove the fuel pump assembly from the tank, this may take a little finagling but be patient and note how it comes out to make it easier to go into the new Cole Foster Gas Tank.


Todd removing the fuel pump, at this point he found it easier to angle the pump away from him to get it out completely.

Step 7. Check the fuel pump plate gasket to see if it is in good shape or if it needs replaced. It should be seated properly, flat on each side, with the rounded portions keeping it seated in place in the groove.


Todd checking the fuel pump gasket.

Step 8. Install the fuel pump into the Cole Foster Gas tank. Tighten down the 5 plate screws until they are all snug, then go back around and completely tighten. The fuel pump does have a factory torque spec on those screws, which is in inch pounds, be sure to look that up in your service manual.


Make sure to put the pump in the Cole Foster Gas Tank the same way you took it out from the stock tank.


Make sure to put your screws in snug and then fully tighten.

Step 9. Install the Cole Foster Gas Tank on to the bike using the same front and rear bolts.



Again the rear uses 1/2 inch wrench and socket and the front uses 1/4 inch allen and 1/2 wrench to tighten.

Step 10. 1. Plug your electrical wiring connector back in after tucking it behind your quick disconnect valve on the fuel pump and behind your rear spark plug wire. 2. Plug in your fuel line back into the quick connect valve on the fuel pump. Push up on the silver cylinder, push the fuel line up and it will click into place.


You will hear the plug click when it slides back together.


Fuel line connected to the quick connect valve on the fuel pump.

Step 11. Put some gas in the new tank, screw the gas cap on, and GO FOR A RIDE!!!



The Before


A Stock 2009 Harley-Davdison Sportster Tank.

The After




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Lowbrow Customs Fuel Reserve Bottle Carrier

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Increase the convenience of your Lowbrow Fuel Reserve Bottle by making it easy to stow on your bike for a quick jaunt around town or for a month on the road. This Fuel Reserve Bottle Holder is made of ballistic nylon and securely cradles your fuel bottle with two heavy-duty velcro straps and a cord closure at the top. Two more nylon and velcro straps are included and will affix your fuel reserve bottle securely to your front forks, sissy bar, or anywhere else you see fit. The prototype was tested on a cross-country, 3,000 mile jaunt with no issues at all, and came in handy multiple times.

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Default Triumph 650 Clutch Inspection & Service

So, you just dragged home a that crusty Triumph or Harley from some craigslist ad and you get her running. As you set out for your maiden voyage and you pull the clutch lever in, nothing happens and the bike dies. The likely answer to your problem is your clutch plates are stuck together from sitting in some Joe Schmo’s garage the past 10 plus years. Todd purchased a pretty raw 1970 Triumph 650 chopper at our last swap & meet and low and behold that same scenario happened to him. So we are going to walk you through on what to inspect and replace under that primary cover “to make her ride like the wind”.


Todd's new 1970 Triumph 650 chopper with stuck clutch plates.

First order of business you have to see what evil lurks underneath the primary cover by actually removing it. It is easiest on this bike to simply remove the rear motor mount plate and leave the brake pedal and peg attached to gain access for removal of the primary cover. It is held by two bolts to the motor and one nut to the frame.


Todd removing the rear motor mount with foot and brake assembly left attached.

Now that we have the rear motor mount plate off, remove that pesky cover. Todd chose to put a drip pan underneath the bike instead of draining it because you are going to have to clean it up anyway.


There are 3 types of bolts to remove, you will need 3/16 and 1/4 inch allen along with a 1/4 whitworth wrench.

Once removed do a once over on the primary cover and look for cracks near the front 2 larger holes where the studs come through, they are prone to cracking there from over tightening.


Todd showing one of the places to check your primary cover on the inside.

It’s always good to do a quick visual inspection of the clutch components once the primary cover has been removed before disassembling the components.


Notable things to look at right away when removing the primary cover.

One thing in particular Todd noticed right away was how far the primary shoe was adjusted upwards on this particular bike. This is one indication of a chain being beyond it’s useful life. We have new primary chains available here at lowbrowcustoms.com along with a tons of replacement parts and tools to help you restore your clutch back to new. If the primary chain tensioner shoe is worn out really bad we also suggest to replace that as well.

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Default How To Install: Cycle Standard Blackbird Gas Tanks on a Harley-Davidson Sportster

Today we are going to be installing a Cycle Standard Blackbird Slimline Gas Tank on a 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster. Most of this information will work well for installation on 86 to 03 models as well. You can refer to our tech tip on how to install a Cole Foster Gas tank if you are installing a Blackbird Gas Tank on an 07 and up Sportster with EFI for help with the fuel filter module replacement.



Blackbird gas tanks fit 86-03, 04-06, and 07 and up Sportster models.
Blackbird Slimline Gas tanks fit 86-03 and 04-06 Sportster models. Plus we offer a universal tank, which means you will need to fabricate mounts to fit your specific motorcycle. The Black Bird Slimline Gas tanks cannot be used with EFI.

Tools needed for the job:

A flathead screw driver
3/8 Inch drive ratchet
Socket wrench extension if needed
1/2 inch wrench
1/4 inch allen socket

Always pressure test a new tank and do a trial fitting on your bike first before sending it off to paint. Tanks are pressure tested at the factory, but it is highly recommended you or your painter pressure test it again before painting; it's cheap insurance! This will also save you from any fitment issues or surprises causing paint damage or touchups.


Removing Old Tank


First step, remove the seat, this model has a Biltwell HB Black Diamond Seat.

Step 1: Remove your seat for easy access to the bolt on backbone of the frame. This also leaves room to move the tanks on and off a lot easier.


Todd removing the rear bolt first.

Step 2: Remove rear bolt from backbone of the frame holding on the tank using 1/4 inch allen socket and 1/2 inch wrench.


Todd removing the front bolt of the gas tank.

Step 3: Remove front bolt holding the tank on using 1/4 inch allen socket and 1/2 wrench.


Unplug the anti-vapor valve hose.

Step 4: Check if the tank has an anit-vapor valve hose attached to the tank. Unplug the anti-vapor valve hose from the tank.


Remove the fuel line from the petcock.

Step 5: Using a flat head screwdriver, loosen hose clamp on the fuel line and push it down past the nipple of the petcock. Pull the fuel line downward and it will unplug from the petcock. *Make sure to turn petcock to the off position before removing the fuel line.

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Our new USA-made gas caps for Harley-Davidsons (and aftermarket gas tanks that take a thread-in style gas cap) are available in 3 styles currently in your choice of brass or aluminum. Slick styling, priced affordable, and made in America, what else do you want? $39.95 for aluminum and $59.95 for brass. Check em out here






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Louvered Air Cleaners for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

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Available in your choice of black or chrome, this classic Louvered Air Cleaner is made to fit a CV carburetor and EFI throttle body, as found on 1991-2015 Harley-Davidson XL Sportsters, 2004-2015 FXD Dyna, and 1993-2006 Big Twins. They are also available for S&S Super E and G carburetors. Included are a black powdercoated backing plate, paper filter, black powdercoated louvered air cleaner cover with mounting bolt, mounting hardware and a carb-to-backing-plate gasket. The backing plate uses low-profile, stainless steel allen head bolts (included) to mount to your carburetor. This well engineered air cleaner is inexpensive but oozes style, what else could you want? The air cleaner measures 4-5/8" wide by 2-1/4" tall.





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