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> any problems to look for on 03 flht?
ironhead75
post Jan 22 2011, 03:25 PM
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I recently bought a new to me 03 flht standard. It looks to be in good shape. is there any known problems that I should look for? I am gonna go through it change fluids and check it over etc. what should I be paying close attention to? (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/green_beer.gif)
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post Jan 22 2011, 09:31 PM
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cam tensioners! Find out how many miles ago they were checked! My '03 FLTRI ate them last month. If they need replacement, DO NOT REPLACE THEM WITH THE STOCK GARBAGE!! Convert to late model hydraulic tensioners, or go gear drive like I did.
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Patje
post Jan 24 2011, 02:31 AM
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The best thing to do if you buy a second hand bike is to change oil, filters and spark plugs an then ride it for a few hundred miles an pay attention on "noises".
Don't start to change things you think wich are "probably neccesary to change".

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post Jan 24 2011, 07:43 AM
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Patje, Welcome to HST. How about an intro in the new member intro area?
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post Jan 24 2011, 01:56 PM
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Hey Blackcloud thanks maybe not a bad idea (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/blush.gif)
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post Jan 25 2011, 07:18 PM
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yeah I was also told that it would need a primary tensioner as well. I won't be changing anything unless it really needs it. It doesn't look like I'll be putting any miles on it anytime soon. was -3 yesterday and another 6-12 of snow tomorrow.
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post Jan 26 2011, 12:20 PM
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I've had problems with the tranny shift linkage on mine. It's a crap design and not specific to our model. Just make sure you tighten the allen head periodically. Keep one in you tool kit for the road. The last time mine came loose was barreling out of the Black Hills at Sturgis last year. Can't shift and no where to pull over. It all worked out because of my superior riding ability!!!?? (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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