Breaking in Softail Deluxe

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Randall K. Wilson, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Randall K. Wilson

    Randall K. Wilson Junior Member

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    I have about 320 miles on my new '09 Softail Deluxe. After racking up about 80K miles on two Roadkings, it is amazing the difference in these two different model machines. I am enjoying the contrast as such.

    Softail Deluxe: Notably luxurious, elegant and expensive, or

    DEEEELUXE BABY !!!!!!
     
  2. nolafishr

    nolafishr Active Member

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    First 500 Miles not over 60mph, vary your speeds and work the Gears. After that just Ride it and enjoy it. Don't forget the 1000 mile service! I Love Mine also.

    2008 Softail Deluxe - Anniversary Model
     
  3. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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  4. Carroll B

    Carroll B Member

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    I broke in my Ultra using this method. I believe the article said the first 50 miles are the most critical. I was glad to see my bike only had 7 miles on it when I picked it up. An engineer at work use to work for a GM dealer in the 70's. Said they had to fly to Detroit and drive GM motor homes back to the dealer. They were allowed a certain # of hours to get them back to the dealer so they drove at a steady 55 pmh which was the max speed back then. He said every one of those engines used a quart of oil every 1000 miles because they didn't get broken in right.
     
  5. Animal

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    I love the Softtail Deluxe and I'm trying to talk my wife into getting one. I think they are a very nice looking and great riding bike. Gotta win the lottery!