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So...i've been on here a few times and all of you have been an extreme help! Props to all of you guys for being there to help new harley owners (like myself!).

Easier question this time.

Figured I would ask you guys instead of researching on the internet. Im completely redoing my 2005 1200C. I just put the new pipes on, air cleaner is in the mail with the K&N filter. Trying to do everything right instead of cheap. Getting it repainted, new tires, new brakes, those 3 things I can't do myself...yet. But here's my question.

What is the proper maintenance for a Sporty...oil change...trans fluid...brake fluid...etc etc.

I got go it last summer and haven't done any of that yet (I know I'm behind for sure, but Id like to change that now)....I want to do the oil change....but not sure what else I should be doing. I have the owners repair manual...the legitimate service manual I bought last year so that I could do these things myself....just would like input on what to do. Thank you in advance!
 

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In section 1.3 of the Service Manual, it lists the maintenance intervals and what should be checked/changed.
 

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I would start by changing all of the fluids; you never know how long the previous owner let it go without changing them. Then I would purchase an owner's manual and service manual for your bike. It gives the information you need and then some.
 

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Get a factory shop manual, not any other. For starts, oil every 5000 miles, transmission every 5000 miles. Brake fluid every 2 years( it takes DOT 5 and DOT 5 only). Spark plugs every 15000 miles. That's enough to get you started.

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Brake fluid every 2 years( it takes DOT 5 and DOT 5 only).
careful with saying that, it depends on what year/model.
 

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Change engine oil and filter. Primary oil if separate from engine read your manual it's a test Ha ha Trany fluid for sure check oil lines and tires for cracks or weather checking and thread wear. I replace tires at 4/32 of an inch some drive till 2/32 or bald . It's you're Azz . you be the judge . Then follow normal change intervals



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If the carb is still gunky the quickest way would be to pull it apart and clean it. Its really not hard. plus youll thank your self if you replace all the screws on it with socket heads. After it is cleaned up reguardless of what method you choose the mixture adjustment as plagiarised from CVP:

With the engine warmed up and at idle you may now fine tune the idle mixture screw for optimal performance. Acquaint yourself with the adjustment screw location at the bottom rear of the carburetor prior to running the engine. You will need a small screw driver for adjusting the screw unless an EZ-Just has been installed. With the engine idling slow (no more than 900 rpm), turn the screw inward (clockwise) SLOWLY until the engine starts to stumble. You are working with the screw upside down so check to make sure you are turning the screw clockwise or inward. Note that not all engines will stumble or have an RPM change that is noticable when twisting in the mixture screw. This can be due to the idle jet being too large, installed cams, or ignition systems such as those on Twin Cam 88's. If unable to find the low adjustment point where the idle slows, simply set the screw at 1-3/4 turns out and proceed to the next step.

If the engine will not idle on its own during this procedure, adjust the idle set screw on the throttle side of the carburetor until it idles correctly. Now turn the mixture screw outwards (counter-clockwise) until the engine begins to run smoothly, then add 1/8 of a turn. Maintain proper idle speed and repeat the adjustment each time you adjust the idle speed. Blip the throttle a couple of times and observe the results. If the engine responds quickly with a smooth blast and no backfiring through the carburetor, you have your idle mixture right. If a hesitation occurs then adjust the idle mixture screw out another 1/8 turn. Normally, the mixture screw should only require 2 to 3 turns out from gently seated. Anything above 4 turns indicates the pilot jet is too small.
 

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:thumbsup:bike-038:Good explanation' Thanks' I'm good at about 2 1/2 turns out here. But I have the idle at 1000 I'll lower it and readjust.
 
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