oil checks during first 1000

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by hdrocks, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. hdrocks

    hdrocks Active Member

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    during the first 1000 miles, could the new engine burn oil and the oil level needs to be checked often? Thanks.
     
  2. Flashback

    Flashback Active Member

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    Probably shouldn't need it. That being said after forty + years of riding I check my oil and tires everytime I ride mine being a daily rider....
     
  3. springer03

    springer03 Active Member

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    Checking oil and tires and giving the bike a once over should be done just like putting on the helment each time you ride. JMO: :bigsmiley28:
     
  4. fwcole

    fwcole Active Member

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    Better safe than sorry
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    A little preventative maint. goes a long way
     
  6. hdrocks

    hdrocks Active Member

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    Really? so far, I've checked mabye once a week, both oil and tires , and I do ride, short distance though daily and longer on weekend. I do check before longer trips but though daily check was over-doing it.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    When I break in a new bike I change oil at 500 and again at 1000 miles before going in for dealer service I like to dump the trans and primary at 500 and 1000 its all about initial wear and tear and dont be surprised if the fluid levels are not correct when u pick up a new bike it happened to me in 2002 so I always check good luck
     
  8. smkinnan

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    doesn't take a lot of time to do, better safe then sorry.....