Harley-Davidson Softail Maintenance Schedule

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This is a typical Harley-Davidson Softail maintenance schedule. Please check the Harley owner's manual for your specific year.

    Regular Service Intervals: Softail Models
1,000 Miles
5,000 Miles
10,000 Miles
15,000 Miles
20,000 Miles
25,000 Miles
Engine oil and filter Replace       X       X       X       X       X       X  
Oil lines and brake system Inspect for leaks       X       X       X       X       X       X       1
Air cleaner Inspect, service as required       X       X       X       X       X       X  
Tires Check pressure, inspect tread       X       X       X       X       X       X  
Wheel spokes Check tightness       X       X           X       1, 4
Primary chain case lubricant Replace       X         X         X    
Transmission lubricant  Replace       X             X    
Clutch Check adjustment       X       X       X       X       X       X       1
Rear belt and sprockets  Inspect, adjust belt       X       X       X       X       X       X       1
Throttle, brake, and clutch controls  Check, adjust and lubricate       X       X       X       X       X       X       1
Jiffy stand Inspect and lubricate       X         X         X         1
Fuel lines and fittings Inspect for leaks       X       X       X       X       X       X       1
Fuel filter in fuel tank Replace                 X       1
Brake fluid Check levels and condition       X       X       X       X       X       X       6
Brake pads and discs    Inspect for wear       X       X       X       X       X       X  
Spark plugs Inspect       X       X       X       X       X       X  
Replace               X    
Electrical equipment and switches  Check operation       X       X       X       X       X       X  
Engine idle speed Check adjustment       X       X       X       X       X       X       1
Front fork oil Replace Replace at 50,000 miles       1
Steering head bearings (Softail models) Adjust       X         X         X         1
Lubricate           X         X         2
Steering head bearings (Springer models). Adjust Adjust and lubricate every 2,500 miles.     1, 5
Windshield bushings Inspect           X         X         1
Springer rocker bearings Adjust       X         X         X       1, 7
Critical fasteners Check tightness        X         X         X         1
Battery Check battery and clean connections                    3
Exhaust system Inspect for leaks, cracks, and loose or missing fasteners or heat shields       X       X       X       X       X       X       3
Road test Verify component and system functions-       X       X       X       X       X       X  
NOTES: 1. Should be performed by an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer, unless you have the proper tools, service data and are mechanically qualified.
2. Disassemble, lubricate and inspect every 30,000 miles.
3. Perform annually.
4 Not all vehicles are equipped with spoke wheels Consult appropriate topic in service manual.
5. Disassemble, lubricate and inspect every 20,000 miles.
6. Change D.O.T. 4 fluid and flush brake system every two years.
7. Adjust at 500 miles.

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