I just bought a 2011 Sportster XL883 and didn't get an owners manual with it and just wanted to ask, what kind of oil brand and weight I should use ?
You should be able to easily pick up the Mobil 1 20w-50 at almost any auto parts store and most Walmarts. Otherwise, do a quick Google search to turn up other local shops or online retailers.So I need to use 20w50 ? Are there any other places to get in other than the dealership ? And thank you for the info on the service manual, because I know nothing about motorcycles.
Bruce,So I need to use 20w50 ? Are there any other places to get in other than the dealership ? And thank you for the info on the service manual, because I know nothing about motorcycles.
Yes Sir, This is my first bike ever. I will order the manuals as soon as I have the money. Thanks everyone for the help. I'm still trying to learn how to ride it.While you wait for the manuals to come,( I assume you will order them), you can go to H-D's site and download a copy of the owners manual for free. If you've never had a Harley, you need information about filling the different oils and proper levels. Proper adjustment for primary drive chain, and other service items.
Google up Sportster oil change, Sportster primary oil change, and Sportster primary chain adjustment. There are lots of videos and such to help you.
Normally, i agree. Harbor Freight does decent enough for light work. But, for the man on a budget, it's a start.great advise and lots of knowledge being shared. just remember tools are like bikes. you get what you pay for. i can not reccomend harbor freight
$300. SOUNDS a little steep. Most of us service our own. If you can change the oil you can do the rest of the PM. Get the shop manual and you can do it yourself. Oh yes you can! It ain't rocket science. Plus you will learn a ton about your bike.One other question please. How do you all afford to have them serviced ? I jumped in and bought one without asking any questions, and today I called to see how much it cost to have one serviced and they told me its 300+. Looks like I'll have to put in a little overtime.