This is a sample Softail® maintenance schedule. Please check your owners manual for your specific year.

 

SOFTAIL® MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
GENERAL
 Regular Service Intervals: Softail® Models
ITEM SERVICED PROCEDURE                                               1000 Ml.   1600 KM 5000 Ml.       8000 KM     10,000 Ml.
16,000 KM
15000 MI.
24,000 KM
20,000 Ml. 32,000 KM 25,000 Ml.  40,000 KM NOTES
Engine oil and filter Replace X X X X X  
Oil lines and brake system Inspect for leaks X X X X X 1
Air cleaner Inspect, service as required X Y X X X X  
Tires Check pressure, inspect tread  X X X X X  
Wheel spokes Check tightness X     X   1, 4
Primary chaincase 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, ad|ust 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 (80,000 kilometers) 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 2500 miles (4000 kilometers). 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 (48.000 kilometers).
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 (32.000 kilometers).
6. Change D.O.T. 4 fluid and flush brake system every two years.
7. Adjust at 500 miles (800 kilometers).

Softail® Maintenance Schedule