Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS Simplified Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 with the Milwaukee Eight 114 engine, also known as they FXBRS.

Here are the models of Harley-Davidson Breakout you might be looking for

  • Harley-Davidson Breakout 103 (FXSB, 2013-2017) — with a High Output Twin-Cam 103B engine
  • Harley-Davidson Breakout 107 (FXBR, 2018-2019) — with the Milwaukee-Eight 8-valve engine, 107 c.i.
  • Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 (FXBR/S, 2018+) — with the Milwaukee-Eight 8-valve engine, 114 c.i.

The Harley-Davidson Breakout has been Harley-Davidson’s long, sleek chopper motorcycle for a number of years. And the Harley Davidson Breakout 114 (FXBRS) is the highest-spec Breakout released yet.

On top of the engine improvements, there are a number of improvements to the suspension and chassis which give the FXBRS improved handling over the previous model.

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Maintenance schedule for the Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS

Below is the service schedule for the Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS. This comes from the manual, but has been clarified for legibility — adding all the notes into the table, and making it all easier to read.

Generally maintenance for the Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS can be summarised as

  • 5000 mile / 8000 km maintenance intervals where you have to change the oil and filter, and check everything.
  • Every two services, tighten everything up back to torque spec, and lubricate major bearings.
  • Every 2-4 years replace fluids, or as needed.
mi x 100015101520253035404550
km x 10001.68162432404856647280Every
Replace engine oil and filter*XXXXXXXXXXXYear
Replace primary chaincase lubricantXXXXXMore frequently in severe conditions
Replace transmission lubricantXXXMore frequently in severe conditions
Inspect air filter, clean/replace if required*XXXXXXXXXXMore often if riding in severe conditions
Inspect drive belt and sprocketsXXXXXXXXXXX
Adjust drive belt tension as necessaryXXXXXXXXXXX
Adjust clutch*XXXXXXXXXXX
Inspect brake pads and discsXXXXXXXXXXX
Inspect front and rear brake fluid levelXXXXXXXXXXX
Check front and rear brake fluid moisture contentXXXXXXXXXXXYear
Replace brake fluid (DOT 4)2 years, or sooner if moisture content greater: R
Replace spark plugsX2 years
Rebuild front forks (Disassemble, inspect, rebuild, replace fork oil)X
Check 12 volt battery – terminal torque, connection cleanness, lubricate terminals with contact lubricantYear: Cl/L
Inspect fuel lines and fittings (check for leaks/abrasion)XXXXXXXXXXXYear
Replace fuel filter*100K mi (160K km)
Check front and rear tire pressure and treadXXXXXXXXXXXYear
Torque front and rear wheel spokes (if equipped)XXXXX
Adjust / Grease (G) steering head bearingsXXXGXX
Tighten upper and lower switch housing screwXXXXXXYear
Tighten screws on
– Switch housings
– Clutch lever
– Brake lever, and
– Brake master cylinder
Inspect oil and brake lines (check for leaks/abrasion)XXXXXXXXXXXYear
Tighten front and rear axle nutsXXXXXXYear
Lubricate jiffy stand*XXXXXXXXXXX
Lubricate brake and clutch controlsXXXXXXXXXXX
Inspect electrical equipment and switchesXXXXXXXXXXX
Clean oil coolerXXXXXXXXXXX
Inspect exhaust system, fasteners and shields (check for leaks, cracks, loose or missing fasteners/shields)*XXXXXXXXXXXYear
Check component and system functions (Road test)XXXXXXXXXXX
Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS Maintenance Schedule

Tires sizes for the Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS

The Breakout 114 ships with Michelin Scorcher 11 tyres out of the box.

WheelTyre sizeRecommended pressure (cold)
Front130/60B21 63H BW36 psi / 248 kPa / 2.48 bar
Rear240/40R18 79V BW42 psi / 290 kPa / 2.9 bar
Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS tyre sizes and pressures

About the Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS

The Harley-Davidson Breakout is a long, kicked-out, dragster-style cruiser motorcycle with a fat 240mm-wide 18-inch rear tyre. It has obvious Harley-Davidson style everywhere you look.

The 2018 model got the updates to the Softail frame and the updated Milwaukee-Eight engine that give the Breakout 114 better handling and more power.

The Milwaukee-Eight 114 ci engine is an 1868cc air-cooled V-twin. It puts a measured 78 hp at the rear wheel (per Cycle World), but the bags of torque tell a better story. The drivetrain is via a five-speed gearbox and a low-maintenance belt drive (you just have to check and adjust the tension periodically, and not clean it regularly like you would a chain).

There’s a single front disc brake on the Breakout 114, which at least helps you enjoy that big front wheel aesthetically. ABS is standard.

The Breakout 114’s frame is 65 percent stiffer and has half the components of the outgoing Breakout, which helps both improve handling and reduce the weight by 35 pounds (16 kg). Even for a relatively heavy bike, that’s no small feat.

The Breakout 114 has a “form over function” geometry, stretching you out like a parachute. Coupled with the large front wheel and fat rear tyre, handling can be a little awkward — so this isn’t really a bike you would comfortably commute on unless you were head-over-heels in love with the style. Some are, but many move on to other Harley-Davidsons.

One interesting improvement in the 2018+ Breakout 114 is the suspension. There’s a single rear shock with a hand adjuster at the rear, which means you can dial in your preload in a jiffy without any special tools.

At the front, the fork is a Showa Dual Bending valve fork. It’s lighter weight, and gives a plusher ride than the previous Breakout.

The tank is the only part of the 2018+ Breakout that might spoil the party. With only 3.5 US gallon capacity (13.2L), this is more of a short-distance brawler than a long-distance tourer.

Manual for the Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS

The above maintenance schedule came from the manual for the Harley-Davidson Breakout 114 FXBRS.

The maintenance schedule is similar to that for other Softail models with the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine.

You can find it online here.

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