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  • 5,000 mile service,,,

    Sportster 08 1200R
    The Bike had Its 1K service and at 2600 miles I put It on syn3.
    I have the HD Repair book,
    All I need Is the belt tension guage and a tool to lube the cables.
    I can jack the bike and check swing arm and fork neck for play.

    Should I do the 5K service myself ?
    Is there anything critical I may overlook or
    not have the skill/touch to do ?
    I'm not mechanicaly declind,,Its just,,It my baby
    what ya'all think ???:scoot
    or am I just a cheap mo fo,,,
    Herd #124
    Age 10 and holding
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  • #2
    You probably have this already but I'll post for those that might not have it.

    Harley-Davidson® 5,000 Mile Maintenance

    • Change engine oil & oil filter.
    • Inspect air cleaner and service as required.
    • Clean tappet oil screen. *
    • Change primary chaincase lubricant and clean magnetic drain plug.
    • Check clutch adjustment.
    • Change transmission lubricant and clean the magnetic drain plug. *
    • Check and adjust chains/belt.
    • Grease the foot shift/brake lever bearings * and speedometer cable.
    • Check rear brake pedal adjustment.
    • Inspect brake pads and discs for wear.
    • Check brake fluid reservoir levels and conditions.
    • Inspect oil lines and brake system for leaks.
    • Lubricate the following: front brake handlever, throttle control cables, clutch control cable and handlever.
    • Check operation of throttle and enrichener controls.
    • Inspect fuel valve, lines and fittings for leaks.
    • Clean fuel tank filter screen.
    • Check tire pressure and inspect tread.
    • Check wheel spoke tightness. *
    • Check front fork bearing adjustment.
    • Check operation of all electrical equipment and switches.
    • Check cruise control disengage switch & other components. *
    • Check battery electrolyte level. Check and clean battery connections.
    • Inspect spark plugs.
    • Check condition of rear shock absorbers.
    • Check air suspension – pressure, operation and leakage. *
    • Check engine mounts.
    • Check tightness of all fasteners except engine head bolts.
    • Check ignition timing and vacuum hose.
    • Check engine low and fast idle speed adjustment.
    • Road test.

    *If applicable
    .
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    • #3
      Dammit Man !! A few of those I can't do,,,yet,,,
      Thanks BossMan
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      Age 10 and holding
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      • #4
        You can check the tire pressure....They sell these thingie gauge devices everywhere.

        Some people can smell the valve as you release a scent of air and they can tell you the tire pressure.
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        • #5
          visual and a shake, cables could go till ya pick up a luber. wouldnt even worry about yur drive belt yet. Boss's list looks scary but really aint hard. You'll know if most of that stuff needs adjustin jus by riding it. First thing you'll probably be wearing out is the rear tire and brake pads. Check for loose bolts and fasteners as you hand wash or detail
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          • #6
            I think at some point you have to start doing most of this yourself at least a few times so you know when something if starting to go wrong.... Make sense or am I off track?
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            • #7
              i will also lube the jiffy spring and carb cable springs with a couple drops of 3 in 1 light oil
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              • #8
                ya dont have to do it all in one day Osco you can spread it out some.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by toorglide View Post
                  i will also lube the jiffy spring and carb cable springs with a couple drops of 3 in 1 light oil
                  Never gave the carb springs a thought, :thanks
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                  • #10
                    Yeah Thats the thing,,,why give the dealer 300 bucks when I know I can do 90% of that chit myself,,as I go.
                    The Other 10%,,Hey I hear Croc works for beer XD
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                    Age 10 and holding
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                    • #11
                      Hey I hear Croc works for beer XD ................................ Only for sexy Herdette's!
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                      • #12
                        Osco, ya gotta get dressed up then.... :belly
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                        • #13
                          I have the H-D belt tension tool but is it just me or is that thing ambiguous at best? I've started just pushing on the belt with my finger to test the tension.

                          Question: With a chain final drive, it's always best for it to be a little loose than a little tight. Unless you're a street racer a little loose causes no harm. But a little too tight is hard on the bearings. Now, with a belt drive is this logic valid? It seems that a loose belt would slip on the sprocket a lot easier than a chain.

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                          • #14
                            Hey I hear Croc works for beer XD
                            And Cheetos.
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                            • #15
                              belts need to be quite tight.
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