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Old 02-22-2006, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil capacity (transmission & primary)

Folks,

I'm planning on doing the 10k service on my 2004 Road King, and I can't find any information in the owners manual for oil capacities in the Transmission, and primary. My service manual won't be delivered until next week. Just doing some research.

What is the oil capacity for the Transmission, and the primary in quarts or onnces (oz) ?

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just pour a quart in the primary. Transmission will take about 23-24 oz., maybe some more, maybe less. The dipstick has a full mark on it. Use to get to the right level. Don't screw the dipstick all the way in. Just one turn to make sure it's at the right angle. Make sure the bike's in a upright postion.
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What Ed said. Just do not over fill the trans. Best to be just below the full mark than over it. A turkey baster and a piece of hose is the tool to correct that common problem.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Folks,

Thank You for the information.

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Old 02-25-2006, 07:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And J...Seriously consider getting a Shop Manual for that bike. Best $$ you will spend in a while. Safe riding and have a nice day.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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And J...Seriously consider getting a Shop Manual for that bike. Best $$ you will spend in a while. Safe riding and have a nice day.
Read his post. He says the manual is on order but won't be in until next week!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2006, 12:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wink Oil capacity in primary chain case

I have a softail FXSTI (2005) and ever since I bought it new the clutch in 1st gear would always snatch and jerk as I moved away from stop. After endless trial and error, I eventually found what it was: Too much oil in the primary chain case. The shop had emptied a full quart (32 fl oz) in, (I measured it when I emptied it out when doing routine maintenance myself). When I put in the CORRECT amount (26 fl oz) the problem was 100% resolved. Now I have the smoothest clutch in town!! Advice: add exactly the correct amount of oil for your bike.
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Old 02-26-2006, 02:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well Giles, unless they have changed the capacity of the primary in the last few years, 32oz is the correct amount for the primary on a RK and it used to be the correct amount for a Softail, but that was when they were EVO's.
Useing the correct amount is always good advice, but each type of bike can take different amounts.
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I can't answer for the RK, but for the 2005 softail it is definitely 26 fl oz. Best to check the book!
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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20-24 0z in the tranny of RK or EGs
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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20-24 0z in the tranny of RK or EGs

20-24 in the tranny, 26 in the primary. If you put a full quart in there with the cover off on the jiffy stand it will run all over. Full should be just under the inside lip of hole.

Look through the owners manual again, it is in there..
Service manual is better reading on the subject tho.

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Old 03-07-2006, 01:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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On a touring bike the primary should get a full quart of oil. Softails take less oil then a touring bike.
You guys with other bikes should know not all Harleys are the same.
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20-24 in the tranny, 26 in the primary. If you put a full quart in there with the cov

I put a full quart of HD syn in my primary and it just touches the bottom of the clutch spring. You have to rock the bike to see it and use a flashlight. You state here to fill just under the lip while upright on the derby cover? I think this would be too much. Any help?

20-24 in the tranny, 26 in the primary. If you put a full quart in there with the cover off on the jiffy stand it will run all over. Full should be just under the inside lip of hole.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I think the important part of what I said was "with the cover OFF ON THE JIFFY STAND"..

Filling it that full OFF THE STAND would be too much.

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