2008 Classic

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by dlingle61, May 2, 2010.

  1. dlingle61

    dlingle61 Member

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    Just bought a 08 classic, with 628 miles on it. Didnt get any info and no owners manual on it so going to treat it as if it was brand new. So what is the norm first oil change ect? And does anyone have a extra owners manual. I will be buying a shop manual. DAVE
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Welcome Dlingle61 to the HDTalking forum and a fine introduction to the HD family. While others will weigh in shortly, may I suggest you change all fluids ASAP if you do not know the mileage or disposition of the existing oil/gear lube fill, using HD recommended 5 micron filter your 2008 big twin uses.

    Click on the Self Help tab near the top of the page and look into those relating to Engine oil, Tranny gear oil and Primary/Clutch lube...each with unique requirements, not just thin HD sem-synthetic motor oil supporting CITGO & Hugo Chavez the anti USA dictator (an unfortunate long ago consequence of MOCO contracted oil supplier). Here is a sample of what is in the Self Help section on LOF procedure...

    Joyflyin Does A Service - Harley Davidson Community
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2010
  3. wulffman

    wulffman New Member

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    Go on to ebay and type in "2008 Harley service manual". I'm sorry I can't remember exact name, but I paid around $10 bucks for the PDF versions and they just email them to you. You can burn them to a disc an bring your laptop right in the garage and work away.
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You should be able to find the Owner's Manual available online. Just Google it.

    On your fluids, read this and then change ASAP:

    Oil Suggestions For Harleys - Harley Davidson Community

    TQ
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Can't help wondering - how does a 2 year old bike not have an owner's manual? Dog must have eaten it!

    I can only agree with the wise suggestions of everyone else. Get yourself an owner's manual and service manual. Then do your 1000 mile service and get nice, fresh, quality fluids in the motor, primary, and tranny.

    Of course, then you'll need to come back here often so we can help you spend some more money on your "new" baby!

    Welcome to HDTalking by the way!

    :cheers
     
  6. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    welcome & enjoy your new ride....from south bend,,,,,,,
     
  7. dlingle61

    dlingle61 Member

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    I bought "LILLY" off a car lot that had bought her from a auction. So who knows where the owners manual went. But thanks for the info guys. The first thing I want is a different seat, lower and more profile. Any suggestions? Dave
     
  8. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    mean city cycles did mine a big improvement nite & day
     
  9. rick1062

    rick1062 Active Member

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    Sounds like you got a brand new 2008 bike. Congrats and enjoy!
    :p
     
  10. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Welcome aboard!! I have an 08 classic myself w/20k on it. She is vivid black and has been a great bike. You got Brembo brakes, six gallon tank, throttle by wire, a lot of goodies on it (possibly ABS depending on the model). Only mod I would recommend would be to switch out that stock compensator with the SE compensator. That completely eliminated that loud "knock" at start up. My bike was so loud sometimes it sounded like someone hit the case with a hammer. SE compensator completely eliminated it. Other than that ride and enjoy.