Just purchased, has 22000 miles, looks & runs good,doesn't seem to have any issues. i would like to change all fluids,brakes pads,etc. to start fresh.
does any one have any advice on what oils,(motor,tranny, fork, etc.) i should use? thanks to all.
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Re: 2000 road king
Use a good brand of synthetic 20-50 in everything the primary fluid will last around 10,000mi the tranny fluid the same and the engine around 6000mi the tranny takes 3/4qt the pri takes 7/8qt and the engine gets 2 3/4qt check the levels with bike upright check engine oil level after warm up top off as needed
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there are three reasons for
hardening brake pedal:
1 . thebrake boosteris lack of pressure, need to change a
2. the brake pad wearing too much , need to change a new ones.
3. the brake fluid can't flow into the brake disc side, have to
check the brake hose and master cylinder tank.
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It seems like there may be a broken brake caliper which could cause the brake on one side to not release properly if at all. Also check for a low tire or poor alignment. tires lose about 1/2 to 1 lb of pressure per month and the alignment goes from normal wear and tear. It's probably most likely in the brakes. have them looked at as most places do it for free or for very little.
I take it it does not work foot or hand control. look for your brake light switch right side of frame rail usually a goldish color or silver color. it has two plug in connectors. Unplug and put a test light to them. apply either brake. If the light comes on then you have a bad brake switch. replace it. if you have foot brake and no hand brake light then it would most likely be the brake nipple in the hand switch. but you did not say so I assume no brakes foot or hand.
Is this using stock brake lines? You could have kinked the metal tubing and possibly broke it when you straigthened it out. I would suggest getting someone to help who knows what they're doing on brakes... pretty dangerous if you make a mistake. With that said, the system *is* pretty darn simple. The master cylinder is a pump and the caliper is the actuator. If you have the reservoir filled with the correct fluid and the system has been bled properly, meaning no air in the lines, then unless it is leaking there is no reason you won't have brakes, unless the seals in the master are blown out.
If you need to start over... get a master cylinder seal kit, a caliper seal kit, and a bottle of the correct fluid from the dealer. Both kits are around $20 and since your bike is 10 years old it wouldnt hurt to replace the seals. Rebuild the master and the caliper according to the service manual instructions. Also make sure you fully inspect the brake line to make sure you didnt kink it.
Take the master cylinder off the bike and try to "bench bleed" it in a vise.Fill with fluid and put you finger over the outlet,push plger in with a screw driver.If no or very little pressure replace the master cylinder. If it does pressure up install and bleed system one section at a time.When bleeding a dry system DO NOT LET THE RESERVOIR RUN LOW or you will get air in and be there forevere bleeding.
very simple system my man. the brake handle connected to the master cylinder connected to the brake line connected to the calipers via the plumbing in between. so check your fluid level first if its low then top off and bleed those babies. also check the pads because as the pads wear the piston in the caliper moves further out so more room in the system so lower fluid level or you got a leak. or the master cylinder is bad. start with the obvious and dig deeper good luck and let me know tell me more about the malfunction too