1000 mile service

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Hill202, May 11, 2009.

  1. Hill202

    Hill202 Active Member Contributor

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    I just dropped mine off for a $300.00-1000 mile service.

    Did I just agree to the most exspensive oil change in the world?
     
  2. Hill202

    Hill202 Active Member Contributor

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    Thanks, that makes me feel a little better. I should have negotiated that into the purchase.

    They assured me that they go over it well and re-torque everything. Clutch adjustment etc. I knew I could've handled an oil change but felt like an experienced tech needed to inspect it to make sure everything is "settling" in as it should.

    On the other hand, it's a golden oppertunity for a shop to make a quick buck by putting a low paid assistant on the job, to knock out an oil change and check the tire pressure.
     
  3. fat08boy

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    My 1000 mile service was $110. Well worth the money to keep my extended service plan.
     
  4. buddybr

    buddybr Active Member

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    I always use my local HD dealer for my service. I know it's pricey but honestly, each time it's serviced I can tell a noticeable difference in how it runs and rides. I just had my 10K service last Friday.

    I could change my own oils but I just plain don't want to.
    :USA
     
  5. USMCCWO5

    USMCCWO5 Junior Member

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    One advantage of doing it yourself. You get to choose the oils. With that said, I don't regret taking my bike in for its 1000-mile service. But later; mainly after reading the tips on this site, I am doing all my own services. I mean ALL of them. I recently knocked out my wife's 2009 FLHX 1000-mile service in about three hours.

    Thanks to all the fine folks here, especially Glider and Hobbit. I consider you guys my bro's and hope I can pay something back in the future.

    PS. Buy your bike's HD service manual.
     
  6. dre1

    dre1 New Member

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    Thank goodness for this site and friends with experience. A couple of my brothers/riders offered a helping hand so I took them up on the offer. Not that it may not have been worth it but I was off set by the total. That being said I did not want to pay the 350.00 for the 1k check and did it at the house and enjoyed time spent with friends.