Tappet Pump and Test Stand

Harley-Davidson® valve trains consist of many parts working in concert with one another. If one component fails you could be left on the side of the road or worse! That’s why JIMS® developed the Tappet Pump and Test Stand No. 765 & No. 766.

By utilizing this innovative new tool you can now completely fill your standard size hydraulic tappets, physically inspect them and with the help of a drill press, check for proper feel. Gone are the days of leaking or spongy tappets that can decrease performance. Mechanics can now have the confidence of knowing tappets won’t stick or bleed down once installed. This tool is available for both Twin Cam (No. 765) and Evo (No. 766) applications.

The Twin-Cam model ships with everything you need, except the drill press. For standard size hydraulic Evo tappets, install the sleeve No. 766 into the tool body and you’re ready to go. JIMS® Tappet Pump and Test Stand No. 765 and No. 766 are made in the U.S.A. and backed by JIMS® lifetime warranty.

For more information connect with JIMS® on the web at www.jimsusa.com, become a JIMS® Facebook fan, or call 805-482-6913.

When the Handlebars Are in Your Hands

Tina Reeves: American Women Riders

I was asked this question this past weeekend: What would I tell new riders to help keep them safe?

Just because you have that motorcycle endorsement and you have that new bike doesn’t mean you know everything. It’s the beginning of your learning to ride process.

You need to take the time to get acquainted with your motorcycle. Learn your controls and location so that it becomes a natural reaction to use them. Adjust the mirrors for you and always remember that even though you use those mirrors always do a head turn check of traffic before changing lanes.

Always keep scanning ahead and keep your eyes moving. Use your defensive riding skills and expect the unexpected. If you are riding in a group don’t follow so close that you can’t avoid trash or potholes in the road.

Something very important when riding is do not panic. Panic overpowers your ability to make decisions and maintain control. I remember the first time I had to brake quickly. First thing that came to my mind was don’t panic. I can do this and that helped stop me from losing control.

Go out on some low traffic streets or find a empty parking lot and practice, practice, practice and practice some more. It can sound intimidating to a new rider but it will all become second nature after you gain experience and confidence. Respect your motorcycle and be proud that you are doing something that will change your life.

Safe Rides Always and Remember To Find Joy In Your Journey!

Tina-HarleySkyAngel
American Woman Riders