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post #1 of 10 Old 10-06-2019, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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10,000 mile service help

Hello Street Fans!

Have the service manual, tools, Harley Lube, O ring , 3 quarts synthetic , Oil Filter Tool, Cleaning my V&H air filter, going to try to do the 10,000 service myself. Any tips or advice? I have a front wheel chock and can stand the bike up straight. My biggest concern is lubing the cables. I just want to try to save a little money and learn something. Thank you Street Fans for reading and advice!
I am thanking Mr. Smitty in advance.


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Congratulations on your decision to service the bike yourself - always do mine.


You appear to have it pretty much covered - regarding the cables, just buy a lubing kit off ebay. Here is a similar one to what you need - also get a decent lube spray:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motion-Pr...QAAOSwtgZb8iPx


You will also need one of these to check the belt tension:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-Gold-M...wAAOSwxoJcJGb2


Both items will outlast the bike and will help you enormously!


Everything else is just basic common sense servicing!


Ask if there is anything you are uncertain about and also take a look on youtube as there are loads of video's on the servicing you will be doing
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Thanks Botty!

I am gonna do the oil drop and clean my V&H filter this weekend. I will check on the stuff you suggested.
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Hey Botty,

Do you know if the Vance and hines air filter is made by K&N? I want to get the right air filter oil. I used Belray cleaner but I want to make it red again with the oil. Is the Vance and Hines made of cotton?

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Sorry I don't know if it is made by k&n - Having said that I purchased the screamin' eagle one and that has a k&n stamp on it - on the rubber mounting - have a look on yours - you may find a similar mark? I would not be surprised if yours is made by them as well. I have heard people say that the k&n are the best and they are prepared to pay a **** of a lot more for one in a k&n box but at the end of the day (in my opinion anyway) providing it is a reputable brand it is likely able to do a good job as long as the engine is set up correctly to run with it. I certainly have no complaints about mine - which others have said is $hit !


The oil will make your filter red - I have always assumed it is red so that you can see where you have sprayed it and the colour helps you see if you have missed any areas.



With regard to the material it is made from ? But, having held over a thousand filters in my time I can say that they are either made from gauze, foam or cotton - cotton is the one that this one most resembles so I would be very much surprised if it was anything else.


But whatever air filter oil you are attempting to use should be ok on it providing it is a very 'light' oil. It's like engine / gearbox oil really - the brand is a personal choice.

HD recommends inspecting the filter every 5,000 miles but offers no advice on cleaning or replacing, I don't live in a dusty environment so don't intend to clean mine too often - probably every 25000 miles or so but you are correct in keeping it clean and oiled and it can only go to improve the performance and give you peace of mind that it is a job well done.


The air filter is one of the main components that can have a big impact on how smooth your engine runs - you can go on any forum and find someone complaining that their bike does not run smooth or the idling is rough - others advise all manner of things to improve this (all are probably correct) from draining the fuel tank to clear debris, changing spark plugs / leads etc. etc. but rarely do you see anyone suggest that the air filter may be dirty and once cleaned the bike will likely run a **** of a lot better !
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I am going to get the K&N squeeze oil for the air filter. Your information was very helpful!

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Got it done!

Thanks Botty for the the encouragement. I did the 10,000 mile service. It snowed almost a foot a few days ago and I am glad that I have my 500 ready for the spring.

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You are very welcome mate - you can also no ride in the knowledge that you bike has been serviced correctly !

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If anyone is interested, I still have some K&N 303 Oil Filters, 2 NGK Iridium Plugs, EBC Brake Pads (2015 750 model) laying around. Just PM me.

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Plugs would be useful to me but postage would be more than the plugs


Put them on ebay if no-one on here has them - they will soon go

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