Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod (2006-2007) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals
This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod, the cruiser based on the VRSC V-Rod, but optimised more for sportier intentions.
While it shares a name with the much newer Street Rod 500 and 750 as well as the fact that it’s liquid-cooled, the now classic VRSCR Street Rod is a very different cup of tea, with a high-power V-Rod engine in it.
The Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod is powered by a 59 ci / 1130 cc liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. With a sporty compression ratio of 11.3:1, it makes peak power of 89 kW / 121 hp at 7000 rpm, and peak torque of 80 lb-ft / 108 Nm at 7000 rpm, too.
Final drive is via a 5-speed transmission and a belt.
The VRSCR Street Rod is fairly unique in the Harley-Davidson line-up for shipping with factory mid-controls, and with decent enough clearance to actually lean, making this a great cruiser for sport bike riders.
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Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod Service Intervals
Like most Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod has 5000 mile / 8000 km or annual service intervals.
At every service, change the oil and filter, and look over the motorcycle for items needing lubrication, adjustment, or cleaning. Also check wearable items (like hoses and tires) to see if they’re still in good condition.
Unlike many other Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the VRSCR Street Rod does not have self-adjusting hydraulic valves, and thus has a valve inspection interval. The original manual specified it as 10000 miles, but a service bulletin extended the valve service interval for the 1130 V-Rod motor to 15000 miles, and that’s what’s reflected below.
A number of items need to be done less frequently, like changing the brake fluid. See the schedule for more details.
Below is the maintenance schedule for the VRSCR Street Rod. It is split into two components:
- The core maintenance schedule of important items to service, and
- The inspection checklist ot do at every scheduled service.
Keep repeating this maintenance schedule in the pattern shown. Follow the earlier of time-based or distance-based service intervals, where appropriate.
|mi x 1000||5||10||15||20||25||30|
|km x 1000||8||16||24||32||40||48||Every|
|Service checklist – Perform||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||Year|
|Engine oil and filter – Replace||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Spark plugs – Inspect||✓||✓||✓|
|Spark plugs – Replace||✓||✓||✓|
|Brake fluid – Replace||2 years|
|Front fork oil – Replace||✓|
|Steering head bearings – Adjust – Disassemble, lubricate, and inspect||✓||30K miles (48K km) after first servce|
|Rear fork bearings – Repack||✓|
|Valve lash – Inspect, Adjust||✓||✓||Per tech update|
|Cooling system – Inspect; check clamps for tightness, check coolant freeze point||✓||✓|
|Coolant – Replace||✓|
|Critical fasteners – Check tightness||✓||✓||1|
|Battery – Check battery and clean connections||Year|
For valve lash inspection intervals: Note that the original manual specified 10 000 miles, and then Harley-Davidson updated the manual to change it to 12 000 miles (this is still the one available online). But per a tech update, the inspection interval is 15 000 miles. See screenshot below.
Belos is the checklist of service items for the Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod.
|Service Checklist — Harley-Davidson V-Rod 1130|
|Drive belt and sprockets – Inspect, adjust belt|
|Air cleaner – Inspect, service as required|
|Oil lines and brake system – Inspect for leaks|
|Brake pads and discs – Inspect for wear|
|Brake fluid – Check levels and condition|
|Clutch fluid – Check level and condition|
|Throttle, brake and clutch controls – Check, adjust and lubricate|
|Tires – Check pressure, inspect tread|
|Radiator – Clean|
|Jiffy stand – Inspect and lubricate|
|Electrical equipment and switches – Check operation|
|Road test – Verify component and system functions|
Wheels and Tires for the VRSCR Street Rod
The VRSCR Street Rod shipped with Dunlop D207 radial tires. Below are their sizes and recommended pressures.
|Wheel||Tire size||Tire pressure (cold)|
|Front||120/70ZR19 60W||36 psi / 248 kPa|
|Rear||180/55ZR18 74W||Solo: 38 psi / 262 kPa|
2-up: 40 psi / 276 kPa
About the 2006-2007 Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod
The Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod is part of the early V-Rod series based on the 1130 engine.
There’s a lot that’s special and unique about the VRSCR Street Rod. But any description has to start with the engine, the now iconic Revolution V-Twin, a liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin with dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. It’s tuned for actual power — not just torque — and peaks at 89 kW / 121 hp at 7000 rpm, with a redline at 9000 rpm. And remember, this is in a cruiser!
Unlike the vast majority of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the VRSCR Street Rod has an upright seating position with controls that are described as mid-mount, but which are actually more like standard sport bike rear sets. The result is a “relaxed sport bike” rider triangle that has more in common with standard sport bikes (like the Suzuki Bandit GSF1200 of the time) than it does with any cruiser.
The change in riding position radically transforms the V-Rod from a laid-back (but powerful) cruiser into a street brawler.
Harley-Davidson didn’t just change the riding position. They tuned the motor (albeit mildly), pulling out an extra five horsepower. They also changed the suspension to make it much sharper, tightening up steering rake from 34 degrees to 30 degrees, reducing the fork angle from 38 degrees to 32 degrees, and implementing a Showa 43mm inverted cartridge fork, a first for Harley-Davidson.
Harley-Davidson also extended the rear shocks, and the net result is an impressive 40 degrees of lean angle vs the V-Rod’s 32. It’s a significant difference that means that you have to work the bike a lot harder before you get anywhere near scraping pegs.
There’s not much adjustability in the suspension, of course, with only preload adjustability in the rear shocks.
Brakes are high-spec for a cruiser, too, with twin 300mm discs up front and Brembo 4-piston calipers.
The net result of all the changes is that the Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod is legitimately sporty. It was always a blast to wind on the throttle of the original V-Rod 1130. But the Street Rod is fun to fling around corners, too, despite the weight of the thing (it’s still no lightweight, being just shy of 300 kg or slightly over 650 lbs… anyway, much heavier than most muscle bikes).
The Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod is a rare species of bike, one that most manufacturers no longer make. The best modern parallel still in production decades later would be the Ducati Diavel, which Ducati continued to iterate on over time. But Harley-Davidson cut the Street Rod’s reign short after two years.
Reference — Owner’s Manual for the VRSCR Street Rod
Below are screenshots as a reference for the maintenance schedule for the Harley-Davidson VRSCR Street Rod.
You can get the owner’s manual online here.