1. Welcome to Bike Talk, a forum for all bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts. If you are new to Bike Talk, be sure to register for free and join the conversation.

    There's always someone around willing to help out with questions or give a friendly wave back. All Harley and metric riders are welcome.

2000 Road King

Discussion in 'Projects' started by JohnnyBiker, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Well, there has been a lot of stuff going on in my life in the last couple of years, one of them being is I have started my own business. The business is kind of bike related, but not entirely. In some dealing with my business, I made a friend through a mutual friend and he purchased his first Harley. A 2000 Road King. In some business negotiations, my new friend asked me to go through his bike and fix whatever needs to be fixed. I agreed.

    So, like I did with my engine project, I am going to document the servicing of this bike with pictures and commentary and offer some insights from this project. I hope you all enjoy it and participate in the thread.

    For starters, here is a pic of his bike. A 2000 Road King[​IMG]
  2. Lucifer

    Lucifer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    Cape Breton NS,Canada
    Nice looking King..:cool:
  3. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    It will be a lot nicer when I am done with it. :cool:
  4. Lucifer

    Lucifer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    Cape Breton NS,Canada
    You going to give it a complete servicing?? Compression check, fork oil, brake fluid,brake pads and rotors and of course the tensioner shoes ...What's the mileage??
  5. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I will be doing a compression test, a leak down test, will be using my bore scope, check primary, belt (which is loose), putting on adjustable push rods, the entire cam chest minus new cams, new exhaust gaskets and nuts, clean air cleaner, oil, tranny and primary fluid change, adding a Willie G air cleaner insert, a Willie G shift linkage, different style mufflers, different mirrors and levers. Almost 19,000 miles.
  6. Lucifer

    Lucifer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    Cape Breton NS,Canada
    19,000 miles on a 2000,she's still new. lol....Fork oil and brake fluid might need replacing just due to age ...Might want to check date codes on the tires and their condition(dry cracks) six years is life span for tires according to manufactures.
  7. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Tires are in good shape other than the owner doesn't like them.
  8. Lucifer

    Lucifer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    3,861
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    Cape Breton NS,Canada
    LOL...Reason I mentioned it was because of the thin white wall,made me think that could be an original tire,and be 16 yrs old now.I don't know anyone that replaced tires with the thin white stripe ;).
    JohnnyBiker likes this.
  9. Silent-Dutch

    Silent-Dutch Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2015
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    Sounds interesting keep us posted
    JohnnyBiker likes this.
  10. hotroadking

    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Messages:
    13,280
    Likes Received:
    439
    Location:
    Mouseville USA
    Yeah I would do brake fluid it's hydroscopic and should be changed.

    If you want a firmer front end the SE fork oil will do that




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. killerroadking

    killerroadking Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm glad you're working on it buddy. And for showing me this group!

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    JohnnyBiker likes this.
  12. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I will do my best. We will mak3 this bike one to remember!
    killerroadking likes this.
  13. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Today when I get home from work I will begin the major stages of going through this bike. Going to be a warm one.
    killerroadking likes this.
  14. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    A little bit of work for done today on the Road King.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016
  15. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Drained fluids yesterday and I would have to say that I was not very impressed with what I found. Here is the primary fluid.[​IMG]

    Now this was NASTY. This is a picture of the transmission plug.[​IMG]
  16. Red Rider

    Red Rider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,728
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Churchill County, NV
    How stock is the King? He may want you to install a clutch assist while lubing the cables.
  17. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Pretty close to a bone stock bike. At this point I don't think the clutch assist is necessary.
  18. Red Rider

    Red Rider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,728
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Churchill County, NV
    I was just thinking since it is his first Harley he may find the stock clutch tighter than any other bikes (I did), and since you'll likely be doing the cables....

    You should put Ken's EZ-Just mix screw!
  19. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    This bike is fuel injected. Good tip though. :cool:
  20. JohnnyBiker

    JohnnyBiker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    9,456
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ok, after some non evasive testing (Compression Test, Scoped the Bores and Leak Down Test), I would have to say that overall this engine is good. Needs some taking care of as far as routine maintenance goes, but otherwise in fair condition.

    The results of the Compression Test was that both front and rear cylinders pushed 145 psi and the leak down test was tested at 90 psi with 3% leak down. Not bad! The one thing that I thought was a little concerning but will leave alone was what I saw when scoping the bore. Here are some pictures, a little difficult to see but if you look closely, I see some scrathing, not cross hatching, but scratching. [​IMG][​IMG]

Share This Page