First service done

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by chuck60, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    Ok it took me most of the day but it's done, all the oil's changed, the neck greased, and check all the nut's and bolts that needed checked and i think i saved about $225.00 The belt and clutch both seemed fine.
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Congratulations.... The next time it will be a lot easier and I am sure you never thought your bike could run so good after you did service.... Believe me your bike will thank you for a job well done.....:s
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Nothing better than getting to know your bike:s
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The best part of doing it yourself is that you KNOW it was done.:s
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Receipts, KEEP your receipts:s That way the MOCO cannot give you any problems when it comes time for any warranty work
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It does give a good sense of satisfaction doing your own work

    Brian
     
  7. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    I still have a loud noise coming from the transmission after putting in a heavy gear saver oil, but they tell me that's just how it is.
     
  8. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    As Jack said you "get to know your bike" in a different (better) way by working on it yourself.

    Who is "they" ? If it's the dealer, they say that across the board for many items. I don't blame always, I'd hate to be a dealer mechanic with all us emotionally attached owners bringing their babies in.

    What kind of oil did you put in the primary ? That may be what you are hearing. Mine makes some noise I never noticed till I got quite baffles for my pipes.

    [ Also I'm curious on these models that have grease fittings on the neck, do they fill up the "entire" neck with grease ? ] If so that must be a mess come time to change the bearings.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    No NO NO , take it back and have them get H D tech support involved, too many times they expect us to accept they all do it, well they dont and should not, make your warranty work for you
     
  10. dbmg

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    Yes you fill the whole neck cavity. Thats why the first time I greased mine it tool 2 1/2 small tubes before grease oozed out races. Hopefully with greasing every 5,000 miles or more often, you will never have to change bearings. I made it 38,000 miles on my previous Metric cruiser before bearings failed and you could not lube bearings....