15000 check up

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by chunky59, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. chunky59

    chunky59 Member

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    I have heard that it cost up wards of 500 dollars to have my oil changed and to get all the fluid levels checked and to get just a basic check up at a Harley Dealership, is this true?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Could run even more at some dealers and you don't know if it is done right by the parts cleaning kid.

    Get the manual and do it yourself with the help on the forum here, it's not difficult and will save you a LOT of $$$
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    chunky59 Member

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    thanks for the info, i have the manuel and have been on this forum for a while and think i could do it myself.
     
  5. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    Do it yourself.It's not that difficult at all.You will be glad you did.
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Absolutely you can!!

    Now is this original miles - 15,000 on a 1999? If so that is really low mileage.

    Many riders do not realize that even if a bike is not ridden many miles in a year, some things should be done based on time not just miles. This is especially true of fluid changes, but some other things suffer from the ravages of time too. Check the condition of hoses, tires, drive belt, brake calipers and mating surfaces when you first start the bike to make sure that any unseen orings or gaskets have not developed leaks.

    So as a rule of thumb, your fluids should probably be changed annually (definitely engine oil and brake fluid anyway), and all "rubber" items inspected for condition.

    TQ