New fatboy on the road with questions ?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by neil2412, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. neil2412

    neil2412 Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to riding, this is my first ever bike and have only rode the shop rental during my training .

    Juz got a new 2009 FLSTF, changed the pipes to V&H BSS and screaming eagle airfilter as well as the SE chip.

    I've got a few questions :

    1. When ever i engage a gear, whilst holding the clutch down, I feel a thud and can hear a thud sound, is this normal ?

    2. When i accelerate from a low RPM, i feel the back of the bike pulling to one side ( right ) , is this normal ?

    3. I'm riding in jakarta (Indonesia), a country where we rarely get up to 4th gear, due to the massive traffic, hence the riding will be a max of 200 to 300 kilometers a month, should i stick to the standard manual services of 1800KM (1000 Miles ) as the 1st services, or do it earlier ? considering the bike to be idling at stops more often than moving.

    Sorry for the very basic questions, but am new here, issue 2 scared the (EDIT) out of me as i though i was about to fall.

    Rgds
    Neil
     
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  2. neil2412

    neil2412 Member

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    My main concern are the oils, so if i do it at home,

    1. what exactly do i need to change ?
    2. how simple is the process ? I don't have a full garage with fantastic tools :)

    Rgds
    Neil
     
  3. mc2

    mc2 Active Member Contributor

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    It would be wise to install an oil cooler. I have only heard about the traffic in Jakarta, and that is as close as I care to get. When the pinging starts, shut it down.
     
  4. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    AIR COOLED, if it's not moving it's NOT COOLING, pinging means it's hot, shut it off or get moving. Oil cooler and more fuel will help. Enjoy and ride safe:57: