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What should I do every 500 miles?


Change transmission lubricant and clean magnetic drain plug every 500 miles. You'll thank yourself, and your bike will thank you, too.



7/26/2007 11:51:40 AM
Old Pirate Jon said:

Changing transmission lube 2 or 3 times a week seems a bit much to me.

8/29/2007 3:36:42 PM
Ken Best said:

Why would you change transmission fluid every 500 miles? Did you mean to say 5000 miles?

9/24/2007 1:51:46 PM
Willie G. Davidson said:

Are you kidding me. The service manual says to change after first 1000 miles and then at the 10,000 mile mark.

10/15/2007 12:29:44 PM
bikermonkey said:

You must be joking. I aint changing the tranny fluid threet times on the way to Florida.

9/7/2009 9:49:12 PM
Curt said:

500 miles? Are you kidding? Engine oil is recommended every 2500 to 5000. Engine oil takes a far worse beating than tranny oil. Tranny oil is good for 5,000 to 10,000. 500 miles is just a day ride. What if I went for 2 days?

10/20/2011 1:40:29 PM
Dan said:

Using synthetic oils extend the transmission oil changes to 10k miles after the first 500 mile break-in period.


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