View Full Version : 2014 Model Year Technical Forum document

08-19-2013, 10:09 PM
This is the document that HD presents every year at this time at their dealership meeting. This year its got a ton of information, last year it was very thin because really the only thing new from '12->'13 was paint.

Its a (large - 29MB) HTML5 document. Download to your computer, unzip and click on the html file, let me know if you have difficulty downloading...


Ultra AL
08-19-2013, 11:58 PM
That is a sweet find Kosher! Did you notice the warnings not to use any other tires than spec for the touring models? "No other size or model" it says. So you gotta stick with the Dunlops according to the MoCo.

Gas Man
08-20-2013, 12:10 AM
I usually stick with the MoCo tires anyway. I like the dunlops.

08-20-2013, 05:43 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure thats any different than usual regarding the tires, but I could be wrong about that.

I think the whole braking system is very interesting, if it works well I'd guess it would save a lot of lives.

I also think that among the chatter, most people are picking up on the cooling system and the styling, but what most people are missing is all the improvements in the primary that get more lubrication to the comp sprocket, potentially solving a pretty common issue with them having to be replaced.

Gas Man
08-20-2013, 10:58 PM
The biggest problem with the comp sprocket isn't lube... it's that it comes loose. When you go aftermarket there are ways of putting on lockers.

Without locker
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/day10-14.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/day10-14.jpg.html)

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/day10-13.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/day10-13.jpg.html)

installed locker
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/day10-12.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/user/cjclark69/media/BDM/OUCH/Rebuild/day10-12.jpg.html)

08-21-2013, 06:57 AM
Coming loose is another problem, its a bit less common from what I can tell. Biggest problem is that the design prevents proper lube, so they've also changed the shape of it a bit, and improved the design so more oil gets in and around it. I've seen a lot of There's a lot of rotational force, so better lube will also help prevent it from coming loose, I believe.

08-21-2013, 09:49 AM
This is a good post which summarizes the changes described in the technical forum document:


08-21-2013, 08:20 PM
I gave up on the lockers awhile ago, could definitely notice the increase in imbalance.

Gas Man
08-22-2013, 01:30 AM
Why'd you give up on them?