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Re: oil.in my 1200 2005 model
Hi Aubrey, I use Dextron II in my FLHR Road King and its never missed a beat, however your local spares stockist should stock aftermarket oil NOT H.D. (Mortgage price) which does the same. Press the Blue Button Please to appraise my FREE! Effort. Thank You! Paul 'W' U.K.
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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.
There are two drain plugs on the bottom of the transmission. One is the engine oil and the other is the transmission. Drain the two oils from there. The primary oil drain is a small pipe plug underneath the lowest part of the primary drive cover.
The engine holds three quarts of oil, the transmission holds 20-24 ounces of oil, and the primary hold 36-42 ounces of oil. Fill the primary until the oil level is just to the bottom of the spring in the clutch assembly. If you get too much oil in the primary, the clutch will drag and you will be unable to find neutral with the engine running.
There are several things behind the inner primary case that could be leaking. There is a seal behind the inner primary where the transmission mainshaft goes into the primary. This seal sometimes starts to leak. Also, there are seals in the transmission in that area. The final drive gear seal is the big seal right behind the front final drive belt pulley. Somethimes this pulley wears on the splines of the final drive gear and it loses tension on the "quad seal" on the final drive gearshaft.
You'll nee some special tools to get to this area. You'll need sockets to fit the compensator sprocket nut and the clucth nut. You'll need an airwrench, a primary locking bar, and a torque wrench that will pull 150-165 ft. lbs. torque in forward direction, 68-80 ft. lbs. LEFT-HANDED on the clutch nut, a primary locking bar, a final drive sprocket locking device, a mainshaft nut removal tool, and some seal pullers and installers. Good Luck.
Drain the oil tank by taking the hose loose that plugs onto the frame on the left side of the bike right behind the engine down low. Look underneath the engine and you see a small plug that screws into the primary cover from the bottom. This plug uses a Torx wrench to remove it.
Change the oil filter. This is a messy job as oil pours out of the filter as you unscrew it from the engine. Install the new filter and tighten. Add three quarts of oil to the oil tank of the engine and one quart of primary/transmission oil to the primary. The primary and transmission are lubricated by the same oil. I think the later model bikes came with Syn3 oil in both places.
sounds good if using a impact u dont need to put any thing in the primary chain the motors compresion will be enough presure, make shure to put the seals in the right way, depending on manufacture some seem to be backward.