1000 mile - change fork oil? -remove air baffle?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by tlippy, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. tlippy

    tlippy Member

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    On the official HD site the 1000 mile check-up specifies change the front fork oil. Looking in the manual a fork disassemble is required. Is this real??
    Also on my FLTR the manual 2.20 shows how to remove an air baffle which is supposed to help a little in the heat issue. Anyone with experience, please comment
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    you need to read the fine print theres a * next to it .. its a check then change at 50k
     
  3. tlippy

    tlippy Member

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    I saw the 50,000 in the manual BUT if you download the schedule from the HD site there is no asteric or note, so I thought it is part of the 1000 mile schedule.
     
  4. amckay63

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    Removing the air baffle is a 5 minute job. 4 screws and it's off. I've read some opinions here that say you get a lot more head buffeting when it's removed, but I myself don't notice that much. At least not enough to bother me. And living in the desert where it gets over 100 degrees (a lot) it is a little cooler while you're riding.
     
  5. MrAnderson72

    MrAnderson72 Member

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    could i get some more info "air baffle" you are talking about.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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