oh dont get me wrong, mine is a pain to do as well...i am just WAYYYYY to anal for my own good...I'd hate to tell you some of the stories of stuff i have done to my bike.....If there were a tq spec for the oil dipstick i would follow it....timbo said:What year is your bike and what is your method of changing it? My Ultra is an 04' and it's a time consuming pain in the azz.
Not to stir it.... but an interesting circumstance comes to mind.Rocker said:I believe my service manual for my 04 Ultra says to change the fork oil every 20,000 miles. Is there a need to change this oil at all?
i took the cartridge out of mine ,,also added spacers to stiffen ,,,doesnt cost much,,, and the cartridge didnt work anyway ,,they still nosedive and bottom out with it :thumbsup:timbo said:What year is your bike and what is your method of changing it? My Ultra is an 04' and it's a time consuming pain in the azz.
It's a piece of cake if you have a frame lift. Drop the front wheel, fender, and outter fairing. Pull your fork tubes, run down to your local HD, hang out and B.S. with the guys for about 15 mins, pay the service guy, run home, and reassemble. Total time? about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish. Did it yourself, didn't pay a ton of $$$ to the service dept. and you get to know your scooter even better.Rocker said:Geezer, do you have a special method? It looks like a several hour job by the service manual. Any shot cuts would be appreciated.
Rocker said:The 50,000 miles that Sloxl stated his 05 Roadking manual states sounds more like it but I don't know if the seals break down or why you would need to change it at 20,000 miles. There is no heat to speak of but are there other things that go on in the forks that would cause the oil to break down?