General Lubrication

Refer to Lubrication Chart

Special Instructions

Note: If predominating service conditions are either wet or muddy, or very dusty, the 750 and 1500

mile greasing intervals should be reduced to 500 and

1000 miles respectively.

15—Every 5000 miles, or at least once a year, pack generator commutator end bearing with high melting point grease (Harley-Davidson grade "A" grease). See "Lubricating Commutator End Armature Bearing," Page 105.

16—Lubricate front wheel brake handlever and control cable every 750 miles or whenever operation of brake indicates lubrication is necessary.

17—21—Twice a year, or whenever operation of grips indicates lubrication is necessary, remove grips and clean parts, then apply grease (Harley-Davidson "Chassis" grease) and reassemble. See "Servicing Handlebar Controls," Page 25.

18—If engine is equipped with air cleaner, wash with gasoline or solvent, and reoil, at least each time engine oil tank is drained and refilled. Service more frequently under dusty conditions; daily under extremely dusty conditions. See "Servicing Air Cleaner," Page 10.

19—Drain engine oil tank and refill with fresh oil at least every 2000 miles. In dusty service, and in winter weather, change oil oftener. See "Engine Lubrication," Page 33, and very carefully read complete information given.

20—Pack steering head bearings with high melting point grease (Harley-Davidson grade "A" grease) every 50,000 miles, or whenever there is occasion to remove rigid fork for repair or replacement of parts. See "Removing and Installing Forks," Page 153.

22—Remove filler plug and check transmission oil level every two weeks or every 1000 miles, whichever comes first, and add oil if necessary. Fill to level of filler opening. See "Transmission Lubrication," Page 144.

CONTROLS: To keep controls working freely, all control joints which are not provided with grease fitting should be oiled regularly with oil can, particularly after washing motorcycle or operating in wet weather. Spark, throttle and front brake control wires should also be oiled at ends of control wire housings near circuit breaker, carburetor and front brake respectively.

DRIVE CHAINS: (See "Lubricating Drive Chains," Page 12).

CIRCUIT BREAKER CAM: Apply a very light coating of grease to cam every 1000 miles.

SPEEDOMETER: Every 15,000 miles lubricate speedometer core. This necessitates removing speedometer head, disconnecting core housing from transmission and removing core. Place about a tablespoon-ful of special speedometer core lubricant in one hand and feed core through the grease and into the housing. Under no circumstances should housing be filled with grease. See "Removing and Installing Speedometer Head and Drive Core," Page 161.

SIDECAR: Four grease fittings are provided. One at each end of frame rear cross tube (brake cross shaft bearings); one on brake side cover (brake operating shaft); one on wheel hub. Lubricate hub at 1500 mile intervals; other bearings at 750 mile intervals. Oil sidecar brake linkage regularly with oil can.

Be careful about over-greasing wheel hubs, brake operating shafts and front wheel brake cover bushing, as excess grease working out of these bearings or bushings not only develops a messy condition, but is also likely to get onto brake linings, which will greatly reduce efficiency of brakes.

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