Question about 2004 Harley Davidson FXDL - FXDLI Dyna Low Rider

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What kind of oil do I put in my 04 dyna lowrider? I just got it from my brother in law & I heard a slight rocker chatter, so I assume it's low on oil? how many miles between oil changes? do the rockers need adjusting? it has 7900 miles on it.

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  • racegeek2005 Jun 25, 2009

    is it safe to ride 15miles to the shop if the oil is a little low to get the routine maint?


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Use only motorcycle oil. Use of regular motor oil will conflict and cause clutch problems. Service intervalsat 2500 miles and if the rockers are clattering, then adjust them. No offense intended, but untill you get familiar with this bike, take it into the dealer. good luck.

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Yes on the adjustment but i would use amsoil 20/50

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