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I am currently looking at a 1993 dyna wideglide that is for sale and I am interested in buying. I have it at my house now and was wondering how to check that the fluid levels ie. primary, transmission, and engine oils are good and at proper level. It has 17,000 miles on it and I was also wondering what you think it might be worth with everything in working order but not show worthy. Let me know

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To check the engine oil, the oil cap in on the right hand side of the bike, near the top front of the transmission. It's a knurled cap about an inch and a half in diameter. Pull it up and it'll have a long plastic dipstick on it. The stick is marked. The upper mark should be labeled "FULL HOT" with the lower mark being labeled 'FULL COLD". Check this oil level with the bike on the side stand.

The transmission dipstick is on the right side of the bike in the clutch release cover of the transmission. Follow the clutch cable back to find the chromed cover. It usually takes a 3/8" hex key or Allen wrench to remove. It too has two marks on it. Check this fluid with the bike standing straight up.

To check the primary, you must remvove the derby cover. The oil level should be no higher than the lower part of the clutch spring. You should be able to see the oil in the primary.

As for the value of the bike, it's worth whatever you're willing to pay for it. But, to get a better idea, call either your local Harley dealer or a bank that finances motorcycles and ask for the "Average Retail Value" of the bike. Also for the "Loan Value" of the bike. The "Loan Value" is how much the bank will finance on the bike. Don't pay over the ARV and try to get it for as close to the LV as possible unless the bike is exceptional in some way.

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Steve

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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