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  • miketl Posts: 35
    Kingston, southern Tasmania
    Stock Poster miketl
    27 Nov 2019 05:06 PM
    G'Day All,

    My 2012 Sportster Super Low is near its 104,000km Service. The manual service schedule only goes to 80,000km. Just recently on atrip to Shoalhaven Heads the bottom oil hose developed a Crack, but with a soft metal bandage (Turkish delight wrapper held on by cable ties) I was able to get back to Tassie and have the hose replaced. As there are four hoses have ordered the others as I reasoned that if one has gone perhaps the others aren't too far off.
    Anyway, this experience got me thinking that there should be different service schedule beyond 80,000km for parts to check for wear/replaced rather than just start at the beginning.
    If any members can point me in the direction of such a maintenance chart/schedule I'd be very grateful.  Of course I realise that parts will not necessarily wear our at an exact "mileage" but it would be helpful to be alerted as to what to have inspected before a failure.
    Thanks,  Michael
  • tussuck Posts: 2101
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    27 Nov 2019 06:36 PM
    I'm in the same boat...110,000km on the 09 883L and struggling to find a good or factory recommendation.  I'm following this from the HD SIP Site.
    Plug your VIN into the link below and download the service manual for your bike (its free) and in there is the service checklist.
    https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson.com/sip/vehicle/lookupForm

    I tried to upload a spreadsheet with the checklist list in it but its not working very well.
  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 421
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    27 Nov 2019 09:08 PM
    Check sheet in the workshop manual only goes to 48,000km, but a few things are listed to get done later. One of the things that is later in the service schedule is the fuel filter, needs to be done in the 160,000km service (surprisingly expensive item too).
    The oil lines are listed as a check item, but if it didn't leak at the service no real point replacing components as a precaution, unless there is visible damage.
    Things I've found that like to wear out are engine isolators, rear fork bearings, throttle cables, throttle cable guide, clutch cables, rear wheels, wheel bearings, clutch plate, etc. But those things are listed in the manual as things to check anyway.

  • miketl Posts: 35
    Kingston, southern Tasmania
    Stock Poster miketl
    27 Nov 2019 09:36 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 27 Nov 2019 06:36 PM
    I'm in the same boat...110,000km on the 09 883L and struggling to find a good or factory recommendation.  I'm following this from the HD SIP Site.
    Plug your VIN into the link below and download the service manual for your bike (its free) and in there is the service checklist.
    https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson.com/sip/vehicle/lookupForm

    I tried to upload a spreadsheet with the checklist list in it but its not working very well.
    Hey, thanks for the link. Yes, I followed it and also found that it petered out at 48,000km. Access to the manual will still be very helpful though.
  • miketl Posts: 35
    Kingston, southern Tasmania
    Stock Poster miketl
    27 Nov 2019 09:40 PM
    Quoting lucifer_mr2 on 27 Nov 2019 09:08 PM
    Check sheet in the workshop manual only goes to 48,000km, but a few things are listed to get done later. One of the things that is later in the service schedule is the fuel filter, needs to be done in the 160,000km service (surprisingly expensive item too).
    The oil lines are listed as a check item, but if it didn't leak at the service no real point replacing components as a precaution, unless there is visible damage.
    Things I've found that like to wear out are engine isolators, rear fork bearings, throttle cables, throttle cable guide, clutch cables, rear wheels, wheel bearings, clutch plate, etc. But those things are listed in the manual as things to check anyway.

    Taah for the extended list for checking, also your hint to just keep the oil hoses under surveillance and not replace them until signs of wear.  Yes have already had to replace throttle cable due to a damaged guide due to dropping it doing a slow speed U-turn on a hill  :o(
  • steelo Posts: 2577
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    27 Nov 2019 10:08 PM
    On my soft tail at 105k cam chain tensioners almost worn through. Primary chain tensioner ok. Belt ok. Told rear rotor needs replacement soon. Prob with new rear tyre. 
    All in all, been cheap and simple to run with 5k oil changes and check up. Good luck with your bike. There‚Äôs a sense of satisfaction having a bike in good mechanical order which has been well and truly ridden. 
  • paulybronco Posts: 11960
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    27 Nov 2019 11:05 PM
    Quoting miketl on 27 Nov 2019 05:06 PM
    G'Day All,

    My 2012 Sportster Super Low is near its 104,000km Service. The manual service schedule only goes to 80,000km. Just recently on atrip to Shoalhaven Heads the bottom oil hose developed a Crack, but with a soft metal bandage (Turkish delight wrapper held on by cable ties) I was able to get back to Tassie and have the hose replaced. As there are four hoses have ordered the others as I reasoned that if one has gone perhaps the others aren't too far off.
    Anyway, this experience got me thinking that there should be different service schedule beyond 80,000km for parts to check for wear/replaced rather than just start at the beginning.
    If any members can point me in the direction of such a maintenance chart/schedule I'd be very grateful.  Of course I realise that parts will not necessarily wear our at an exact "mileage" but it would be helpful to be alerted as to what to have inspected before a failure.
    Thanks,  Michael
    Thinking HD dont dont think their products go that far....lol
  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 421
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    28 Nov 2019 07:04 PM
    Quoting lucifer_mr2 on 27 Nov 2019 09:08 PM
    Check sheet in the workshop manual only goes to 48,000km, but a few things are listed to get done later. One of the things that is later in the service schedule is the fuel filter, needs to be done in the 160,000km service (surprisingly expensive item too).
    The oil lines are listed as a check item, but if it didn't leak at the service no real point replacing components as a precaution, unless there is visible damage.
    Things I've found that like to wear out are engine isolators, rear fork bearings, throttle cables, throttle cable guide, clutch cables, rear wheels, wheel bearings, clutch plate, etc. But those things are listed in the manual as things to check anyway.

    Quoting miketl on 27 Nov 2019 09:40 PM
    Taah for the extended list for checking, also your hint to just keep the oil hoses under surveillance and not replace them until signs of wear.  Yes have already had to replace throttle cable due to a damaged guide due to dropping it doing a slow speed U-turn on a hill  :o(
    That was an incomplete list of stuff I have replaced on mine in the past 158,000km.
    Latest thing that I have to sort out is the sideways play in the rear fork. Need to pull the rear of the bike apart again.
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