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Backroads Magazine Review: An Innovative Diagnostic Tool for Harley-Davidson® RSS

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Backroads Magazine Review: An Innovative Diagnostic Tool for Harley-Davidson®

Written by Tony Lisanti and originally published in the March 2018 issue of Backroads Magazine   The on-board systems on today's motorcycles dwarf the technology available just a decade ago. The current Harley-Davidsons are no exception. The latest models depend on a CAN-Bus system to monitor operating parameters of the various on-board systems. CAN-Bus (Controller Area Network) allows the various controls and monitors to communicate with one another and assists technicians with diagnosing trouble codes in the event of a failure. This is all well and good, but what to do when that engine light comes on during a trip...

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Where Is Your Harley-Davidson® Diagnostic Port? RSS

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Where Is Your Harley-Davidson® Diagnostic Port?

Image of a 4-pin diagnostic port on a standard Harley-Davidson bike. Look for a connector that is light gray and has a black rubber plug installed. Tools may be necessary to remove a cover and gain access.   There may come a time in your life when you need to locate the diagnostic port on your Harley. The problem is that finding it is not always as simple as what one may think. The diagnostic port location on Harley-Davidson bikes differs by model and year. Our team provides the following information to make the process clearer for those looking to...

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Use Your AMA Membership Perks Today! RSS

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Use Your AMA Membership Perks Today!

It is all too common to sign up to become a member and forget about the benefits. Don’t be one of those people to read the AMA magazine and fail to use some of the awesome benefits associated with being an AMA member. What should AMA members be doing with their membership? Taking Full Advantage of the Benefits! An AMA member has access to not only well-written and informative information in the American Motorcyclist magazine, but also gets special discounts on innovative and useful products and services. Diagnostica is proud to not only have its Motorscan smartphone diagnostic tool for...

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Spring Awakening: Prepping Your Harley-Davidson RSS

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Spring Awakening: Prepping Your Harley-Davidson

In some areas of the country, it may seem like winter will never end. The winter season has been a big tease in some areas, as riders get a taste of warmer weather, followed by a chilling nor’easter and a few more inches of snow. However, we can all look forward to the certainty that winter will soon end. With the end of bone-chilling temps, riders will decide to begin taking their bike out for short spins and longer riders. Truly, there is nothing like blue skies, an open road, kicking back and enjoying the journey on a favorite Harley-Davidson....

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How to Buy a Used Harley-Davidson: Part 2 RSS

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How to Buy a Used Harley-Davidson: Part 2

As readers appear to be interested in buying a previously owned Harley, we wanted to address a few areas that were not touched upon in Top Tips to Buying a Used Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. In that previous blog, we covered how to get more information on the history of a bike and determining which bikes may be most suitable for newer riders. What else might riders want to consider before putting cash down on a used Harley-Davidson? In this blog, we will provide a quick overview about areas to check over on a used bike, reliability of a Harley and common Harley...

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