Archive for May, 2020

Summer Boat Maintenance Tips

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Odds are you’re anxious to take the boat out on the water this season. As much fun as that can be, there is some needed basic maintenance that goes along with the good times. Recently it has been reported that 8% of boating accidents are maintenance related, so let’s do our part now to make the most of your boating season. Refer to our general boating manual for basic stuff and general maintenance to the vessel, or the specific manual for the make/model of your outboard, inboard, or stern drive.

Here’s a few simple tips we’ll share for free:

Keep it clean

No, I’m not talking about the time you spilled beer on your bucket seats.… Read the rest

1986-2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster Routine Maintenance FAQ

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Modern motorcycles need less maintenance than the bikes of 50 years ago, but they still need pre-ride inspections, fluid changes, and periodic adjustments. You no longer need to do a tune-up every three months or change the oil every 1,500 miles, but regular service and check-ups are still essential to your vehicle’s longevity, not to mention your own safety. What follows is our quick reference guide for the modern 1986-2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH883, XL883R, XLH1100, XL/XLH1200, taken directly from Clymer manual M429-5.

All of these are recommended routine maintenance tasks you can do yourself at home for practically no money, as long as you have a few simple tools and the time to invest.… Read the rest