I have an 05 FLHRI Road King. The service manual calls for oil filter 63798-99. The dealer had a 63798-99A and said it was the same filter. Is it the same.
Also the service manual has you torque the drain plug 14-21 ft lbs. Is it necessary to torque the drain plug.
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Re: Changing Oil 05 FLHRI Road King
Same oil filter, you're good to go, not to worry.
As for the drain plug, I torque everything that calls for torques. If you don't have a torque wrench, be careful when you put it on, you don't want to over torque your aluminum case...you'll strip it, and wish you had spent the money on the torque wrench.
If you plan on doing any work on your bike, get a good torque wrench. It will pay for itself and give you ease of mind knowing the job is done right.
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Hi Anonymous, depends on the average temperature you expect to be riding in untill your next oil change. Contact your local dealer for advice. HD makes several different grades of oil. If you elect to run HD 20w50 SYN 3, which I highly recomend, then it does not matter what temperature you are going to ride in. As an added bonus they call it SYN 3 because you can run 20w50 in your engine, transmission and primary and it comes in a single container to change all 3. No longer do have to purchase 3 different types of oil for your Harley. Great stuff
Hi Anonymous, oil capacities on touring models:
1. Engine oil 4 qts. with filter Hd Multi Grade 20w50.
2. Transmission oil 20-24 oz HD Transmission Lubricant.
3. Primary oil 32 oz. HD Primary Chaincase Lubricant.
Good luck and have nice day.
the oil tank is on the bottom of the transmission in your RK. There are two drain plugs. The plug towards the front left of the pan is the oil drain plug. The other one is for the transmission.
Drain the oil, replace the filter, refill with three quarts of oil and you're ready to go. The dipstick has two marks on it. The upper mark is "FULL HOT", and the lower mark is "FULL COLD". Do not overfill.
Don't forget to service the transmission and the primary at their recommended intervals.
The filters should be the same.
Make sure you have a new o-ring for the oil plug.
Make sure you properly ID the oil plug, there are two under there, one is oil, other is trans.
Don't overfill oil.
Don't over-tighten oil plug on re-installation, the aluminum threads are notorious for pulling out. Oil ring does the seal, snugly tight, don't put all you have into it.
No, your engine crankcase ventilation is routed into the air filter. This is required by the EPA so as to route any oil smoke generated inside the engine is run through the engine and burned. Although there are oil baffles in the ventilation system, some oil does accumilate in the air filter. Periiodic cleaning is required. It should not be an excessive amount such as oil pouring out of your filter after a short ride.
The oil tank in a Road King is on the bottom of the transmission. If you look under the transmission, you will see two drain plugs. One for the engine oil and one for the transmission. I THINK the plug closest to the left side of the bike is the engine oil. I say "I think" because the latest model that I have personally changed the oil in is a 2000 model. Drain the oil, change the filter, add new oil. If you accidently drain the transmission (check the engine oil dipstick, if it still shows oil in the tank, you drained the wrong one), the transmission takes 20-24 ounces of Harley Syn3 oil. Best to refer to an owner's manual or go to your local dealer and ask the question.
after all the old oil has drained and the old filter has been removed. add 3.5 quarts of genuine H-D 20w50 to the oil tank. also add a few ounces of H-D 20w50 to the new oil filter and lightly coat the rubber gasket on the oil filter. Start the bike and let it warm up fully, then check your oil level with the bike on the kickstand. you may need to add another 1/4 of a quart.