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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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When to change Fork Oil? Advice wanted.

San Diego Harley is now recommending that, for all touring bikes, that the Fork Oil be changed with the 10,000 mile service. The cost, including changing the Fork Oil is listed at $640.00. Is the just out and out greed? If you may know at what interval the Fork Oil for a 2013 Road Glide should be changed, please advise.
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'11 recommended interval is 50,000 miles , no reason yours should be any less .. I've gone over 100k and never given it a second thought

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Yep, I'm at 35k and haven't changed mine yet. Feels the same. I'll change mine out when I powdercoat my lowers.

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Good advise. I never changed mine until I had a seal leak or when I switched our fork legs..


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my dealer Changed mine out at 20,000 on their recommendation, but since I bought the prepaid maintenance plan from them, it was covered in the service. went with the SE Hi Performance Mixture. Cost to me zero dineros. BTW I bought the bike in Aug 2013 and purchased a 3 year maintenance package for 1500.00. Usually average 20k per year. So at 225.00 per service x 4 per year x 3 years I figured I'm 1200 ahead on this deal. After is over I'll be doing my own services, so IMHO the service plan is a great deal if you ride a lot. Also, all fluids are except the forks are synthetic at no extra charge.

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'11 recommended interval is 50,000 miles , no reason yours should be any less .. I've gone over 100k and never given it a second thought

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Back in the day fork oil was like brake fluid, never changed it unless you were into it. I or anybody I know had problems.

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What indicators are there that it should be changed?

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I wouldn't worry about it unless , like Q said you have a seal leaking ..

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I'm gonna disagree with everyone

Your suspension moves and cycles just like any other sealed and lubricated part on your bike......technically you wouldn't "have to" change your motor oil, but you do because it becomes full of contaminates, breaks down and losses viscosity, no different than your fork fluid

Fork fluid not only dampens but also lubricates, every time your suspension moves......

10K is early, but I would start to think about replacing the fluid and inspecting the bushing about the 20K mile mark

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