Harley-Davidson Softail Maintenance Schedule

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Harley-Davidson Softail models 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  
  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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