20k service- what should I pick up?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by RideTheLightning, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    Hey guys, just started going through what needs to get done for the 20k service. I was just wondering what I need to pick up. What I can remember off the top of my head is:

    -Brake fluid
    -Fork oil
    -Engine oil
    -Oil filter (planned on k&n)
    -Transmission/ primary oil
    -Spark plugs
    -Air filter (had planned on using a k&n)

    I was gonna use MMO for one of the quarts of engine oil.

    Do I need anything else? Do I need a lift in order to do any of this?

    Thanks guys. I will be going shopping later. :D
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    1st item would be a shop manual. It will give the items needed for properly performing a 20k service. What about lubing and checking steering stem bearings???? A jack would be needed to check stem bearing adjustment.
    Highly recommend using a O.E. Harley oil filter....... Is K&N air filter just filter or a Stage 1 assembly???
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Too much MMO. I wouldn't go more than 1/2 pint myself added to the oil.

    Here's the schedules for servicing...

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  4. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    Perhaps I haven't looked enough, but I have found the chart with the servicing schedule. Just wondering if I missed anything (missed that stem bearing adjustment). Looks like I'll have to get that done elsewhere as I do not have a lift.

    k&n filter looks to be just a filter:

    HD-1388 - K&N Replacement Filters, Replacement Air Filter

    Thanks for the link. I just remember reading the MMO bottle... obviously not MOCO recommended but eh...

    Thanks guys.
     
  5. HDSickness

    HDSickness Banned

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    I would not use th k&n oil filter. I have had a bad experience with them.
    Stick with oem IMO.
     
  6. nhrapt

    nhrapt New Member

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    I've used nothing but k&n oil filters on my sportster 4years, never had a problem and i'll keep using them.:s
     
  7. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    what micron rating are you using?
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Now you have to explain something here, the K&N filters I believe are more expensive than the HD filters except they have the nut for removal. The micron rating isn't 5 microns either.

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  9. RideTheLightning

    RideTheLightning Active Member

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    I ordered a couple things.

    I keep looking at my service manual and my bike and for the life of me I cannot figure out where the grease fitting is to put neck bearing grease. I think it's a combination of me being a dummy and the manual not having a good visual, but I don't see it. :(

    Do I really need a lift to grease this thing?
     
  10. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Look under greasing steering neck bearings. Not sure if Sporties have a grease fitting. It may entail disassembly and cleaning then lubing bearings and reinstalling....

    Greasing if fitting is there does not need lift..

    This link may help: grease fitting in frame neck - Harley Davidson Community