Springer question

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by jdgreen454, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. jdgreen454

    jdgreen454 Member

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    Looking at buying a 2006 Springer Classic from a buddys dad. Bike is flawless with only 2500mi on it. Question I had was how often does the frontend need serviced? I read somewhere they should be checked over every 2500mi or so. Is this accurate info? Thanks
     
  2. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    heard the same thing......i think they need to be greased.
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    easiest way check the owners manual or repair manual if he has it .. or if you can get the VIN # plug it into harleys site under check up and it will tell you what needs to be done .. you can plug in different mileage to see the various stuff
     
  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    They are a high maintenance front end but I think the cool factor fair out weights it. The service manual maintenance calls for the rockers to be checked and adjusted if needed first service (used to be 500 now I think they let you go 1,000) and every 10,000 miles there after. Don't skip doing it, the front end does need it.
     
  5. jdgreen454

    jdgreen454 Member

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    I just read on another site that Harley recommends every 2500mi. If someone is positive please let me know. Thanks
     
  6. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    This is right out of a 2006 manual, you were right about lube & adjusting head bearings 2,500, then rockers every 10,000 and Disassemble & inspect head bearings every 20,000 miles, I apologize I'm always sure about what I post, but am I always right, do pigs fly:small3d023:

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  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    thats a lot of upkeep on that front end
     
  8. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    But they do look good.
     
  9. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    Yea but how hard is it to pump a little grease & do a fall away every 2,500 miles when you have a good handling front end with a cool factor that goes through the roof?
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Keeping things in perspective, that is between 1 to 2 years for most riders for servicing front steering head bearings and such, verses 2-3 years...! But such is the way of "classic design" I suppose you could put in more durable bearings and races in the front end (they are hidden anyway), but that is the nature of the beast.