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Old 08-04-2008, 11:13 AM   #1
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So, I know the massive amount of work that should be done for the 20,000 mile check up. But, how much $ am I looking at. I'd like to work on it myself, but my knowledge isn't enough to jump right in and do the 20,000 mile service, so a shop it is. Anyone have an idea of how much money I'm going to be spending?
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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'bout three hundred Yankee dollars, depending on the breaks...
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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I'm not really sure how massive the amount of work is really, basically an oil and filter change and new bougies, go around and tighten up nuts and bolts, clean the air filter in warm soapy water and check the clutch cable free play, shouldn't take you more than a couple of hrs..$50 for full synthetic and an oil filter..couple of bucks each for plugs..
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:51 PM   #4
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I'm not really sure how massive the amount of work is really, basically an oil and filter change and new bougies, go around and tighten up nuts and bolts, clean the air filter in warm soapy water and check the clutch cable free play, shouldn't take you more than a couple of hrs..$50 for full synthetic and an oil filter..couple of bucks each for plugs..
Drain and replace fork oil? Pump new brake fluid through? Maintenance is pretty easy on a Sportster.
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Drain and replace fork oil? Pump new brake fluid through? Maintenance is pretty easy on a Sportster.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:05 PM   #6
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Gotta change the air in the tires...

Otherwise, if you've got a manual and a way to get the front of the bike off the ground, you should be able to do all the service yourself.

I'd check and lube the plugs and stuff them back in, 20k is nowhere near their service life.

Check the brake pads for wear.
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