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  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    17 days ago
    Quoting GGUser221 on 29 May 2021 11:35 PM

    Taking my 2020 107 Low Rider for its first service tomorrow. Harley Heaven quoted $450 for it and Morgan & Wacker wanted $290. Not sure what the difference is… 

    The difference is about 3 cartons of beer.
    I know which of those 2 places I'd be going to, burp!.
    1st service, who ever does it has a big list of things to check set out in the service manual. Usually 2 of those things get done, the engine oil and filter.
    Providing the person who does the service is a qualified bike mechanic it should not void your warranty.
  • Timmy
    Timmy
    16 days ago
    From memory my 2011 Softail User Manual said to check and adjust steering head bearings on first service.  Theres no way they would of done that at my dealer.  You have to take the brake line, throttle cable and clutch cable off my bike to do the fall away test, I know Ive done it.  I imagine some different models are even harder.  

  • Adam76
    Adam76
    11 days ago
    Quoting Timmy on 30 May 2021 02:34 PM

    From memory my 2011 Softail User Manual said to check and adjust steering head bearings on first service.  Theres no way they would of done that at my dealer.  You have to take the brake line, throttle cable and clutch cable off my bike to do the fall away test, I know Ive done it.  I imagine some different models are even harder.  


    Following. 

    When you say "adjust" - what are you actually adjusting? and what special tools are required?

    Cheers
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    11 days ago
    Quoting Timmy on 30 May 2021 02:34 PM

    From memory my 2011 Softail User Manual said to check and adjust steering head bearings on first service.  Theres no way they would of done that at my dealer.  You have to take the brake line, throttle cable and clutch cable off my bike to do the fall away test, I know Ive done it.  I imagine some different models are even harder.  


    Quoting Adam76 on 05 Jun 2021 12:08 AM

    Following. 


    When you say "adjust" - what are you actually adjusting? and what special tools are required?

    Cheers

    You are adjusting the amount of play in the steering head bearings.
    Buying the service manual is one of the best things you can do.
  • Adam76
    Adam76
    9 hours ago
    Quoting Timmy on 30 May 2021 02:34 PM

    From memory my 2011 Softail User Manual said to check and adjust steering head bearings on first service.  Theres no way they would of done that at my dealer.  You have to take the brake line, throttle cable and clutch cable off my bike to do the fall away test, I know Ive done it.  I imagine some different models are even harder.  


    Quoting Adam76 on 05 Jun 2021 12:08 AM

    Following. 


    When you say "adjust" - what are you actually adjusting? and what special tools are required?

    Cheers

    Quoting Far Canal on 05 Jun 2021 12:45 AM

    You are adjusting the amount of play in the steering head bearings.
    Buying the service manual is one of the best things you can do.

    Thanks, I have the FSM. 👍
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