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Old 11-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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Mr. Still Grumpy, how did you get the map of the States on your tags?
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:15 AM
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I agree with what your saying but you better let the dealer do the 1st service. I had a belt fall apart, Dealer changed the tire picked up a nail. I rode it another 3000 miles and no else touched it. When the belt fell apart they would not cover the labor because I had never brought the bike in for the 1st service. They agreed the belt was suspect and covered it but would not budge on the labor. You can all say call the motor company and raise hell I did and it did no good. You guys can all think that federal law will prevail but when H.D. says no what are you going to do sue them for $300.00 in labor.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:55 PM
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Did you guys use a thread sealant on your drain plugs (engine, tranny, primary)? It looked like there was a gray residue on the threads. I have a service manual, but it didn't mention putting a thread sealant on. Just to replace the o rings.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:06 PM
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Did you guys use a thread sealant on your drain plugs (engine, tranny, primary)? It looked like there was a gray residue on the threads. I have a service manual, but it didn't mention putting a thread sealant on. Just to replace the o rings.
I just replaced the o rings, never noticed any sealant on my bikes.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:15 PM
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i would also check your steering head bearing swing by.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:19 PM
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Welcome to the forum from north Arkansas. Get A moldable type funnel- it will be less mess when you take the oil filter off. Don't forget to screw in the drain plugs BEFORE adding fluids.....just sayin'.
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I agree with what your saying but you better let the dealer do the 1st service. I had a belt fall apart, Dealer changed the tire picked up a nail. I rode it another 3000 miles and no else touched it. When the belt fell apart they would not cover the labor because I had never brought the bike in for the 1st service. They agreed the belt was suspect and covered it but would not budge on the labor. You can all say call the motor company and raise hell I did and it did no good. You guys can all think that federal law will prevail but when H.D. says no what are you going to do sue them for $300.00 in labor.
actually, you got lucky that they even covered the belt. thats one of those 'wear' items that they usually don't even cover. even though it went at 3k, it could have been for any number of reasons, other than suspect belt. you could have picked up a rock, etc.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:22 PM
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:42 PM
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I use a Teflon white sealant on the plugs. An indy told me that is what the factory used when it was assembled.

I clean the plugs first with carb cleaner, also remember the new rubber ring.
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