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Changing oil myself on my Harley

It seems like the Harley dealers have me over a barrel on this one.  I can't find any direction on how to change the oil myself on my Harley Softail.  Am I forced to pay the dealers to do this seemly simple procedure?  I need instructions!!! Thanks in advance.

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    Chickie Poo Jan 02, 2009

    Simple as Simon....thank you.

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    Chickie Poo Jan 02, 2009

    said like a true company man

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Its simple. Softails drain from the oil tank, not the engine. Look directly under the bike in the area of the tank. U will see a hose with a plug. Remov the plug and drain the tank. Refill with 2.5 qts of oil and yer done

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