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Oilchange oillevels oil filler tank and motor are the sam need manual

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I'm afraid that you're probably not going to find a service manual online for free download. Harley-Davidson is very protective of their copyrighted materials. They do offer their manuals for sale online from authorized book dealers. You can also purchase a Clymer's manual that will cover your bike. All the specifications of your bike will be in the manuals.

I need to know what year and model your bike is and I can tell you how much oil goes where and how to change it. Since 2000 or so, Harley had used their 20W50 Syn3 oil exclusively in all three areas that require lubrication in their Big Twins.

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