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Hey all there is a facebook group called 2018 Softail M8 Owners Group that has tons of mods and info in it.
 
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Laidlaw's master tech did up his own personal '18 Heritage. Fun watch....


Here's a pic of mine. Still fairly stock aside from the Stage 2.

 

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As much as I'm smitten with Olive the rust just looks right as rain on your heritage fish.
 
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Just an observation from an old Heritage rider.

These 2018 Heritages look better with the solo seat, regardless of paint color. That was not always the case with the old ones.
 
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As much as I'm smitten with Olive the rust just looks right as rain on your heritage fish.
Thanks kb. Havenít seen a color combo I donít like on these yet. Occasionally I get ďgloss envyĒ but I sure do like the flat primer red too.

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Just an observation from an old Heritage rider.

These 2018 Heritages look better with the solo seat, regardless of paint color. That was not always the case with the old ones.
I agree. Iíve since made a leather fender bib for mine. Now I look for excuses to keep the passenger seat off!
 
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Old 02-18-2018, 04:26 PM
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After noticing the engine oil level getting lower after each ride, checked it yesterday evening after a .....rather spirited ride. The oil level was at the add one Quart mark. Decided to let it sit over nite to see if oil would drain out of the Oil Cooler. This morning checked it again and the oil level was just touching the Dip Stick. Have not added any oil yet. Opened the Owners manual and followed the check level when cold procedure on page 111 in the OM. Let it idle on the Jiffy stand, check oil, still barely touching the dip stick. Yes I check the oil level by screwing the Dip Stick in all the way......Added about 1/2 qt and brought the level up 1/2 the way from Add oil and full following the instructions in the OM. Then did the 2 minute idle on the jiffy stand again.......Still at half the way between add and full......AOK.


As soon as the sun came up and the temp got above 45F outside. suited up for about 50 mile run down 60 to Suches, Ga. Took it easy just enjoying the tons of torque from the 114 with Torque cam .....Probably only hit as hi as 3,500 to 3,800 RPM the 50 miles. Got to Suches parked the bike and about 5 minutes after stopping checked the oil.........WTF .............The oil level was about as far above the full mark as the add mark was below the full mark. Checked it 3 times and again after about an hour and a half of shooting the Bull with friends. Road home keeping the revs below 3K R's. Checked the oil when I got home--Still super full??????????????


Does the large oil cooler on these 114 Softails have a thermostat that can trap the oil in the cooler if the bike does not get hot enough to open the thermostat????? Is this some form of sumping??? Any guesses???? Tranny oil hasn't changed level. Have not pulled the Derby cover yet........Will in the morning.


Comments or guesses welcome.......
 
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Here's a pic of mine. Still fairly stock aside from the Stage 2.

Those bags and seat don't look like the Heritage bags and seat that came on mine. Did you swap them out or was it a option available?
 
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After noticing the engine oil level getting lower after each ride, checked it yesterday evening after a .....rather spirited ride. The oil level was at the add one Quart mark. Decided to let it sit over nite to see if oil would drain out of the Oil Cooler. This morning checked it again and the oil level was just touching the Dip Stick. Have not added any oil yet. Opened the Owners manual and followed the check level when cold procedure on page 111 in the OM. Let it idle on the Jiffy stand, check oil, still barely touching the dip stick. Yes I check the oil level by screwing the Dip Stick in all the way......Added about 1/2 qt and brought the level up 1/2 the way from Add oil and full following the instructions in the OM. Then did the 2 minute idle on the jiffy stand again.......Still at half the way between add and full......AOK.


As soon as the sun came up and the temp got above 45F outside. suited up for about 50 mile run down 60 to Suches, Ga. Took it easy just enjoying the tons of torque from the 114 with Torque cam .....Probably only hit as hi as 3,500 to 3,800 RPM the 50 miles. Got to Suches parked the bike and about 5 minutes after stopping checked the oil.........WTF .............The oil level was about as far above the full mark as the add mark was below the full mark. Checked it 3 times and again after about an hour and a half of shooting the Bull with friends. Road home keeping the revs below 3K R's. Checked the oil when I got home--Still super full??????????????


Does the large oil cooler on these 114 Softails have a thermostat that can trap the oil in the cooler if the bike does not get hot enough to open the thermostat????? Is this some form of sumping??? Any guesses???? Tranny oil hasn't changed level. Have not pulled the Derby cover yet........Will in the morning.


Comments or guesses welcome.......
Have not heard or read about any issues with oiling on the 114s. That doesn't sound good though. Maybe a call to the Dealer or Service section is in order? Keep us posted!
 
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Bought mine on October 20 last year. As of today, I have 7,915 miles on it. Did the Stage II with torque cam and Rhinehart slip ons. A few other do dads like, heal shifter and Tribal shifter pegs and brake pedal. Loving this bike.


 
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Just got finished installing the Custom Dynamics LED Turn signals all around.

The HD layback taillight is just beautiful and flows really nicely with the lines of the rear fender. I like the brighter, safer functionality of this set-up. Next step.......Brake light modulator!



 

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