Thanks to all of you!

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Mosko, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Mosko

    Mosko Member

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    I finished a 10K mile servicing on my Road King yesterday, which included a new rear tire. I read the various threads and tips posted here for probably two weeks prior to attempting this.

    I allowed that everything I needed to know had already been discussed, and was posted here somewhere. Other than a couple of confusing points that you guys helped me with, concerinng the tire, band and tube.

    I am most amazed with how quiet the engine, chain and tranny are with the synthetic oil. New plugs, air filter, injector cleaning, the thing runs better/ quieter than the day I brought it home.

    I copied the Service check list that Glider posted and accomplished every item. It took 3 days, part time, but I had a blast!

    Thanks again!
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Way to go you "grease monkey wrench bender" lol !!!! What was your choice of fluid in the tranny?
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sure feels good to do it yourself and know it was done right.:bigsmiley8:
     
  4. Mosko

    Mosko Member

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    Yes sir it does! I used Mobil 1 85/140 synthetic gear oil in the tranny. I think it would have mixed with the residual HD transmission oil ok, but not being sure, I rode the bike a few miles and changed it again.

    The only problem I have is that the tranny dip stick is chrome, and the oil is clear enough with the thin coating on the dipstick, that I can't see the level very well.
     
  5. glider

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    No problems with the residual oil left in after a change, they mix just fine. The dipstick thing, if you take a piece of fine sandpaper and just remove the shine from the stick and clean it well , the oil shows up better when checking it.
     
  6. biscuit

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    Where did you find the copy of the service check sheet that you referred to?Sounds like a good idea.I'm still waiting for my bike to be delivered,but i've got a garage full of goodies and litres of oil just longing for a home.
    THANKS.:AUSTRALIA
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You can find that here.

    Service Check List Recalls - Harley Davidson Community
     
  8. biscuit

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  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Better too much than not enough. I try to cover the main topics that would be of help.:D
     
  10. Fourdogs

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    Injector Cleaning....is this done with a additive? are did you physically do this? Thanks in advance