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How much fork oil does a 1998 1200 sportster hold

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SOURCE: oil drain plug

Follow the hose that goes to the frame from the oil tank. Loosen the clamp and pull.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Primary oil 03' Sportster 1200 Custom

Use 1 quart of 75-90 gear oil. I use Mobile 1 full synthetic.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 hd 1200 sportster turn signal quit working

check the wiring under the rear tire. you probably tore the wires. if that's fine. do your flasher work? if they do then double check the bulbs. if they're fine them it could be the tsm ( turn signal module ) Only consider replacing that if the wiring is fine and the turn signals worked fine before

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 1200 sportster where is oil drain plug also

There is a pipe at the rear of the of the oil run that is connected to the frame. unfasten it on the frame and the oil will drain. There are no plugs at the bottom of the Sportsters.

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SOURCE: 2008 HD xl1200c sportster fork lock removal.

grind off the rivet.then lock should pull out, then use a slide hammer to pull out the rest of rivet

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How to change fork oil on a 1200 cc sportster


Hi Anonymous, for more information on your question please visit the websites below and good luck:
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Jun 10, 2012 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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SPORTSTER FORK OIL CAPASITY,HOW MANY OZ.


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Apr 04, 2012 | Harley Davidson XLH 883 Sportster...

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2003 HD sportster - forks don't leak, bottoms out when front brakes applied


You may not have enough oil in the front forks or you may been a heavier viscosity of oil. I'm sorry but I don't have the oil capacity for your "Low Sportster". All I have is for "Hugger" models. They take 10.7oz. "wet" and 12.1 "dry". The difference between "wet" and "dry" is that if you simply drain and refill the front forks, it's call a "wet" oil change. If you disassemble and clean the forks of all oil inside, it's called a "dry" oil change. Contact the service department of your local shop and ask them how much oil goes in the front fork. To change the oil, there is usually a small screw in the trailing side of the lower fork slider down near the axle. Take these out and the oil will drain to a certain degree. Hold the brake while working the forks up and down with your weight to get all the oil that draining will get out of them. If you want all the oil out, you'll have to disassemble the fork tube. I would not do this if the seals are not leaking. Replace the screws in the sliders and then remove the top cap from one tube at the time and refill the tube with the specified amount of oil. Sometimes, the top caps can be difficult to get back in due to the pressure of the large spring in the front fork tubes. You may need a tool to compress the sping. I'm not sure on the "Low" model. I've always managed to the top caps back in without any special tool but I've never done a "Low" model bike. Harley uses what they call their "Type E" fork oil. I do not know what the viscosity of this oil is so I always use PJ-1 30 weight fork oil for most applications. Use only fork oil as any other oil may have a tendency to foam thereby negating any dampening action of the forks. If this doesn't solve your problem, you may want to check into changing the springs in the front forks. Progressive Suspension and others make kits for this.

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Steve

Sep 13, 2011 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 L Sporster...

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I NEED THE OIL CAPACITY FOR THE 35 MM FORKS ON A 1986 FXR TOURING MODEL.


The FXR had the same front fork tubes as the Sportster. Harley-Davidson Type "E" fork oil is recommended. The fluid capacity dry (after disassembly) is 6.4 ounces. The fluid capacity wet (drain and refill) is 5.4 ounces.

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Steve

Jul 14, 2011 | Harley Davidson FXR Super Glide...

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How do i change fork oil an will it make them stiffer an is they a number where i can talk to ya


To change the fork oil, look down on the lower part of each fork leg just above the axle on the backside of each leg and you'll find an Allen plug or small screw. Take this screw out, hold the front brake and push down on the front forks. The fork oil will come out of the tube. Do both sides at the same time. Once you get the oil out of them, reinstall the drain plug. Then, take the large hex cap on ONE TUBE AT THE TIME and pour the correct amount of the correct fork oil into each tube. There is a specific amount of oil that must be poured into each leg. Since you simply drained your forks instead of disassembling them, you should use what is known as the "Wet" quantity of oil. I'm pretty sure your bike takes 9.0 ounces of oil in each leg. Call your local dealer and they'll tell you how much oil to put in. Your bike came from the factory with "Type E" oil in the forks. The viscosity of the oil determines the dampening effect of the forks. Heavier oil will stiffen the front forks, a lighter viscosity of oil will make the front end softer. You can check the Internet for fork oils and they should give you a comparison of what weight oil is equivalent to "Type E" oil. I think PJ 1's 30 weight oil is the same as type E Harley oil. Use only "fork oil" in your front forks as it has special "anti-foaming" agents in it. If the oil foams up, you'll lose the dampening effect in your forks.

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steve

Apr 20, 2011 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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2007 HD Sportster 1200C - front right fork leaking fluid


The headline of your post seems to have it correct, you have a fork seal leaking. To replace the seal, you must remove the fork slider, the lower part of the fork tube to replace the seal and then refill the fork with the proper amount of the proper oil. Here's how you do it on a conventional front fork. This is not for an "inverted fork" where the top part is larger than the bottom.

Remove the front wheel, the caliper if it's on this side or you decide to do both sides. Loosen the pinch bolt on the back side of the lower triple tree. Remove the large nut on the top side of the upper triple tree. Caution: there is a large spring under the nut. Usually, if the bike is completely off the ground, the sping is almost fully extended but it will still have some pressure on it. Remove the spring and work the fork tube out of the triple trees. Turn the thing upside down and pour the oil out of it. Notice in the very bottom of the lower slider where the axle goes through, there is an 8mm hex head bolt. Using a brand new hex key, remove this bolt. A hex key socket on an air wrench helps to remove this bolt. It takes a "piloted key" but you can get it out with a regular one as long as it new and not rounded. Once the bolt is out, pull the top tube out of the lower tube. You'll see the oil seal in the top of the lower slider. Pull the seal out and replace it with a new one. Reassemble the entire assembly and install back into the triple trees. Add the proper amount of the proper weight oil. This is what is commonly called a "dry" fill since you took everything off and wiped it down. Then insert the spring tapered end first and put the large nut back on the top.

Then do the other side if you wish. Only do one side at the time. The remaining tube that is put together helps hold the tube you're working on extended.

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Steve

Jul 20, 2010 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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Frount fork oil amount in a HD XL1200C


"wet" = 9.0 ounces
"dry" = 10.2 ounces
If you simply drain the oil then readd the oil, it is considered a "wet" oil change.

If you disassemble and clean all the components and then add oil, it is considered a "dry" oil change.

Information source, Clymer's manual

Good Luck. Steve

May 06, 2010 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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I have a harley davidson XL883H and need to know what the fron fork oil level should be when the forks are fully extended?


Remove the small plugs at the bottom of each fork slider and drain the forks. Do this by working the forks up and down until the forks are empty. Then, refill the forks with the proper amount of oil. Since you are not disassembling the forks and cleaning them out, you should use the "wet" measure of oil instead of the "dry" measurement.

Since you didn't tell me exactly what year model 883 you have, if the fork tubes are 39mm tubes (measure the top tube) use the following amount of oil. I use 30 wt. fork oil. If this is too stiff, drop down to 20 weight.

883 Hugger --- 10.7 ounces
all others --- 9.0 ounces

That's the only ones I have information for at this time.

Apr 12, 2010 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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I renewed front sportster forks but when on bike the forks do not come up


If you put it all back together right then you got to have to much fork oil in the forks. Take the screw out of both forks and push down on the front end and it will squirt oil out. put the screw back in and see how it rides. If it is still to hard then do it again till you get about 2 1/2 inches of travel in the forks and then your good to go.

Oct 16, 2009 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster

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