Yet another thread about...

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by kerrycorcoran, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. kerrycorcoran

    kerrycorcoran Member

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    performing the 1000 mile service. I am looking forward to tomorrow and doing this. I careful logged 990 miles tonight to ensure I can ride the bike enough to running condition right around 1000 miles.

    Have all my fluids and gaskets and will start/finish tomorrow morning.

    Sorry, can't help it, I enjoy wrenching on them as much as riding them.

    Probably won't sleep too well to night in anticipation. :woohoo:
     
  2. bcortani

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    I am no wrencher, but I had a blast doing my 5k service and saving about 350.00 by doing so. Only thing I haven't done yet is lube the cables...I know it is supposed to be easy to remove, lube and readjust them, but I had a bad incident with my mt bike years ago and have always feared the cable adjusting stuff since...lol
     
  3. Hoople

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    I can relate. When things go as planned, it can be rewarding.:)

    Not to be nosy but I gotta ask.... Your performing the 1K service on a 2007 bike. Are you saying that you have never changed the oil in 4 years?
     
  4. JBC2565

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    Hoople, he went into dealer for a t-shirt and came out with a 2011 Street Glide. Just hasn't updated profile. Hoping I remember correctly.

    Oh yeah, Hoople. You mean you have to change the oil in these things???
     
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  5. Hoople

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    I figured something was up.
    I have a neighbor that lives a few houses away from me that has a Bagger sitting in his garage. I bet he puts on maybe 200 miles a year. I guess whatever floats you boat. :D
     
  6. Iceman24

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    Had a friend back in HS who ran his 1969 Nova for three years before finding out he needed to service the car every now & then. The oil looked like a chocolate shake - he learned quickly how important an oil change can be for engine. Plus this guy was a farmer so should've known better. Guess this is how we learn...;)
     
  7. mat 60

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    I have a 99 chevy pu with 31 thousand miles ...Change oil every year....:)
     
  8. Dswartz

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    That is so sad. I never understood why somebody would spend thousands of dollars on a motorcycle just so they can sit and look at it. Such a waste in my opinion.
     
  9. kerrycorcoran

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    You guys catch all the details. :D

    I have updated my information to reflect which bike I am referring to; will be performing the 1K service on my SG.

    I agree with the comments above, never understood why a person wouldn't take their toys out of the garage to ride or drive - know a few guys that have sweet cars and they sit for the most part.

    Just picked the SG up and within basically two days I practically had my 1K. Usually if I take the bike out I am going to return 2500 miles (or more) later. These things are meant to ride.
     
  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Hey, people spend tens of thousands of $$$ on artwork that hangs on the wall just to look at. I guess a beautiful Harley could be seen as falling in the same category. Like Hoople said - whatever floats your boat!