Harley Davidson Forums




Welcome to the harley davidson forum. Join our discussion today for FREE!


Membership Benefits

Get your questions answered by harley davidson community gurus and industry experts. Exchange your experience with another members. Access full features forum. Get a members discounts for your harley parts & accessories.

replacing lifters

Softail Models

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Mar 21st, 2010, 04:30 PM     #1
New Family
Ride: 1992 softail custom
Join Date: Oct 23rd, 2009
Posts: 5
chil01 is an unknown quantity at this point
replacing lifters

Can I change out my tappets without removing the tappet guides Thanks
chil01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 21st, 2010, 05:16 PM     #2
Start The Engine
Ride: 1974 shovelhead
Join Date: Mar 5th, 2010
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 49
My Mood: My Mood
shovelrider is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: replacing lifters

You will need to remove the lifter blocks to replace the lifters.Unfortunately there is no way around this.
shovelrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 21st, 2010, 05:27 PM     #3
Ride: 2007 Electra Glide Classic
Breeze3at's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 18th, 2009
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 4,440
My Mood: My Mood
Breeze3at has a spectacular aura aboutBreeze3at has a spectacular aura about
Re: replacing lifters

If you mean the lifter blocks (#70 in att), no. You have to remove the blocks, then the lifters come out. Note which way the oil holes face when removing. You really should have the lifter block alignment tools (2ea.) for reassembly.
Attached Thumbnails
replacing lifters-lifter_blocks.jpg  
Pete / Breeze .380
I didn't get old intentionally, I just got lucky.
Breeze3at is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lifters nhflhx Harley Davidson Extreme Modification 14 May 27th, 2011 03:21 PM
lifters hargun2 Engine, Fuel and Exhaust 4 Mar 1st, 2010 02:17 PM
H-D lifters vs chev 350 lifters willsr Touring Models 4 Feb 21st, 2010 04:46 PM
Lifters kemo Engine, Fuel and Exhaust 7 Feb 5th, 2010 04:12 PM
Lifters glidenwide Engine, Fuel and Exhaust 3 Oct 26th, 2009 07:54 PM