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24,000 mile maintenance

I have a 2006 LT and was wondering what most would recommend for the 24,000. maintenance. I went to Strugis via New Mexico/ Colorado/ Wyoming in August and have almost 26,000 miles on it. I have done all my recent oil changes since 12,000 miles and switched to Amsoil and would like your input like valves, fuel filter, abs, etc.





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I have a 2006 LT and was wondering what most would recommend for the 24,000. maintenance. I went to Strugis via New Mexico/ Colorado/ Wyoming in August and have almost 26,000 miles on it. I have done all my recent oil changes since 12,000 miles and switched to Amsoil and would like your input like valves, fuel filter, abs, etc.





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IMO the valve check and the ABS and clutch fluid are critical at the miles indicated. The fuel filter could wait, but it is easy to do when you have the tank off to replace the air filter. All other fluids need changing. Good luck.
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Re: 24,000 mile maintenance

It's been suggested that most LT's don't need a valve check until 48K

Mine never needed a thing prior to that. I changed two buckets at 48K to bring her back into spec. They werent really out. Just close.

Of course, once you get the tupperware and everything else off to change the plugs, The valve check is just a couple of bolts away.. So why not get the practice in if you have the time...It'll only make it easier next time.

Be careful with the valve cover gasket and you can reuse it.

And don't worry about the timing chain nylon guide thingie till you get over 100K. Turns out they don't wear very fast at all.

Change the brake and clutch fluids every two years...Every four on the coolant...

If you've not had any bad gas or any crud in your fuel, You can probably go awhile longer on the fuel filter as well.. But if you've got the tank off.. Once again it only takes a little more effort while you're in there. Then you know for sure when it was done and you can go a while longer on the next one.

For me, the oil gets changed on mileage or if not enough miles, every year.
Also the same for trans, rear drive.

Everything else is every two years...I'm sure I don't ride any of my bikes 12k per year...probably about 5k each.

That's how I do it anyway...

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So why not get the practice in if you have the time...It'll only make it easier next time.
When I had mine open for a 24K, I invited a coworker to come and watch. He had done extensive work/repairs/maintenance on his Japanese automobiles, and was curious as to what was under the covers of a German engineered vehicle. He had a blast checking out the fuel circuit, fluid paths, component placements, etc. Bright (2W) LED flashlight and inspection mirror (dentists mirror) got a real workout.

If I should ever need to dig in for a repair, rather than just maintenance, I feel more confident from just seeing where everything is on a clean/new bike. Then I'd at least some familiarity with what is under the covers, and an idea of what jobs are within my abilities to do, and which ones I'll leave to the shop.

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