10k 12.5 k service

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by BlackRoadKing, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. BlackRoadKing

    BlackRoadKing Member

    on mny black road king i'm wondering if there is anything else in addition to what is listed that i should be concerned about or that i should double or triple check on my 2002 road king classic.

    any advice or experiences would be helpful.

    also, at 12k is it a good time to go synth or stay will conventional? is there a real disadvantage to conventional? i always used it in my audi, not so with the grand cherokee because its not recommended, but the road king... not sure. it seems it depends on who you ask.

  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Go with:
    • a FULL synthetic vTwin 20W50 engine oil in the engine,
    • a FULL synthetic GL-5 rated 75W90 - 75W140 (depending on ambient temp.) gear lube in the tranny,
    • a fit-for-purpose wet clutch chaincase fluid like HD Formula + or Spectro Primary in the primary

    For the maintenance:

    • open up the nose cone (cam cover) and inspect the tensioner shoes. Get a cheap dental mirror to look at the one behind the plate. If fund permit, up-grade to the roller chain conversion. See here:

    TQs Engine Build

    TQ's Engine Build - Harley Davidson Community

    Roller Chain Conversion white paper

    Roller-chain Conversion - Harley Davidson Community

    More maintenance:
    • Open up the inspection plate on the primary cover (good way to add the fluid anyway) and inspect the chain tension and condition of the shoe.
    • Adjust the clutch
    • Lube all the cables (clutch and throttle)
    • Inspect brake pads
    • Flush and bleed the brake systems
    • Lube the head bearings
    • Change the fork oil
    • Inspect tires all the way around
  3. BlackRoadKing

    BlackRoadKing Member

    wow, thanks TQuentin1

    really helpful. i know what to ask for and what to look for and makee sure its being donw. im going to print this out.
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    The Road test is the most important and most fun:p
  5. mouthful

    mouthful Active Member

    Depending on the mileage, might want to replace wheel bearings and seals also.