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Need to know amount fork oil to use in 86 softail

Amount fork oil that goes in 1986 harley softail front fork

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Hi Anonymous, for information on your question please visit the websites below and good luck:
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In nearly ALL oil seal installations, the "lip" of the seal goes against the liquid flow. The lip faces the oil to prevent it from coming out. If you look at the seal, you will see a "solid side" and an "Open side". Looking from the open side into the seal, the inner diameter of the seal is the "lip". This lip goes in facing the oil or down into the fork leg. Solid side of the seal goes towards the lock ring.

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SOURCE: harley davidson flstc heritage softail 1997

The fork oil is a very specific job needing a manual and a special tool, I don't want to insult anyones mechanical knowledge but if you have never done it before, best to take somewhere else. Engine oil on the other hand is easy, the drain tube to any softail is on the right side by where the frame meets the swing arm, has somekind of plug in it. Start and run bike for a little while, long enough to get it warm but not hot. Remove fill plug and then remove plug in drain line. Using a peice of cardboard or something put in between filter and frame , directing the oil to your drain pan instead of where ever it goes. Put 1 qt oil back in (after everything is reinstalled) start the bike and make sure the oil light goes out, when it does shut bike off and fill to the point that when it is standing upright you get a little oil on the tip of your finger, over filling may result in loss of oil cap from pressure (been there)

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SOURCE: Volume of fork oil needed per fork for a 1986 VF 400 nc 13

Well, when you take off the fork make sure you empty it first before anything else then make sure that the fork pressure spring is released before changing the seals. The fork oil amount should be no more than 200 cc or no less than 190 cc

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Flstci front fork oil capacity


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I'm sorry but I don't have the specs on the quantity and type of fork oil for your year and model bike. I work on the older bikes that the dealers will no longer service. But, I can describe the difference between the "wet" and "dry" conditions of the fork assembly. If you take the front forks apart, clean them out, and put them back together with no oil in them, they are considered "dry". For a simple drain and refill type oil change on them where you don't get all the oil out of them, they are considered "wet". I hope this helps, You can call you local dealer's service department and they should tell you the quantity and viscosity of the oil that goes in the front forks on your machine. They'll tell you something like 6 ounces of "Type E" oil, for example. Harley-Davidson uses these types of specs to describe their oils. If you go to a website for fork oil, like PJ1, they may give a cross reference or equivalency chart for converting H-D "Type E" to their oil. I think that would be their 30 weight oil. If the front end seems too "stiff" with 30 weight, you can drop down to 20 weight. I think Honda makes a 25 weight but not sure. Your Harley won't mind the Honda oil. BG.

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If you are saying that your front suspension is too soft, you can change the fork oil in the front forks to a heavier viscosity. I think Harley recommends Type E fork oil. I've found that PJB 30 wt. fork oil works best for me.

Since I'm not familiar with the newer forks, I'll have to recommend that you ask the dealer how to drain and refill the forks and how much oil to put back in them. There are usually two amounts of oil to put in the forks. One amount is a "dry" amount to add when you disassemble the forks and then refill them. The "wet" amount is for when you simply drain the forks and then refill them. Naturally, the "wet" amount will be less than the "dry" amount.

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Refer to this site, www.bikebandit.com for an exploded view of the front forks. Basically you must have the seals in the slider (lower part) and the damper tube in the upper fork tube. Then slide the upper fork tube down into the lower and install the bolt in very end of the slider. Then install the spring and top plug or put it in the triple trees and intstall the top cap. You'll have to put the appropiate amount of the correct weight oil in the tubes. The amount depends on what kind of forks they are. Since they've been taken apart, use the "dry" (as compared to 'wet") amount of oil.

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Volume of fork oil needed per fork for a 1986 VF 400 nc 13


Well, when you take off the fork make sure you empty it first before anything else then make sure that the fork pressure spring is released before changing the seals. The fork oil amount should be no more than 200 cc or no less than 190 cc

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Need to know which way to put the seal in 1998 harley softail front fork seals installation


In nearly ALL oil seal installations, the "lip" of the seal goes against the liquid flow. The lip faces the oil to prevent it from coming out. If you look at the seal, you will see a "solid side" and an "Open side". Looking from the open side into the seal, the inner diameter of the seal is the "lip". This lip goes in facing the oil or down into the fork leg. Solid side of the seal goes towards the lock ring.

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This is an old thread but just in case you haven't gotten the problem fixed, you need to change the fork oil in your forks. The main reason is to make sure you've got the correct amount in them.

If after changing the oil they're still too spongy, you need to change the oil to a heavier weight oil. Use 30 weight "FORK OIL". Do not use any other type of oil as it may foam. Use fork oil only and in the correct amount. Your owner's manual should tell you how much oil to add.

To drain the oil, there is a plug down near the axle on each fork slider. At the top triple trees, there is a large cap on each fork tube. Take this out and add the proper amount of the proper weight oil. Only do one tube at a time. You may have to get the weight of the bike off the front end.

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