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Old 10-31-2004, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just changed the transmission oil on my 2000 Fatboy. I used Redline Shockproof. When i checked the level it was too high, so i tryed to drain some out. Nothing coming out drain plug. I know the Redline is thick... but. Did i miss something?

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Old 10-31-2004, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pull the dipstick out of the fill hole...
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I did that, but maybe I didn't wait long enough. Shockproof is pretty thick. There is only the one drain plug for the transmission, right?

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Old 11-01-2004, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Uhhh, Shadow, are you SURE you drained out the tranny and not the primary or crankcase? Level too high, but nothing comes out the drain suggests that you drained one hole and (over)filled another ...
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Thanks, I did that, but maybe I didn't wait long enough. Shockproof is pretty thick. There is only the one drain plug for the transmission, right?

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yes, there is only one drain plug. it's in between your shocks. perhaps if you start the bike and let it warm up for a few minutes.
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Uhhh, Shadow, are you SURE you drained out the tranny and not the primary or crankcase? Level too high, but nothing comes out the drain suggests that you drained one hole and (over)filled another ...
don't start your bike if you are suspicious that this is the case!
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Old 11-01-2004, 12:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, looks like there is allen head drain plug at bottom of crankcase that I thought was the transmission drain. As you mentioned I should have looked up between the shocks for a hex nut. Thanks again
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Old 11-01-2004, 02:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Go get a service manual for $50, it will be money well spent.
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It is money well spent, but doesn't show where the drains plugs are at, very well.
I would double check the engine oil to make sure you didn't drain. Just to be safe.
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It is money well spent, but doesn't show where the drains plugs are at, very well.
I would double check the engine oil to make sure you didn't drain. Just to be safe.
I have a FLT manual and it shows very clearly there. But I have used a softail manual on my brothers bike, and it has been less than accurate. But again, if you are going to be doing your own work, the $50 will save alot of headaches and money down the road.
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Which one is Transmission Drain Plug?

Can anyone tell me which plug is the drain plug on my 2000 Heritage Softail for the Transmission Fluid? I've looked through the manual and the picture is not that clear. Is it a hex head drain plug (regular standard socket type) or is it the star/torx type screw?

I can feel a regular hex head bolt between the shocks which I thought was the transmission fluid drain, but when I went to the Harley Dealer to buy transmission fluid, the parts guy sold me the torx screw type with the teflon tape and said I should replace the plug after changing the transmission fluid.

Can someone help before I screw up?
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Can anyone tell me which plug is the drain plug on my 2000 Heritage Softail for the Transmission Fluid? I've looked through the manual and the picture is not that clear. Is it a hex head drain plug (regular standard socket type) or is it the star/torx type screw?

I can feel a regular hex head bolt between the shocks which I thought was the transmission fluid drain, but when I went to the Harley Dealer to buy transmission fluid, the parts guy sold me the torx screw type with the teflon tape and said I should replace the plug after changing the transmission fluid.

Can someone help before I screw up?
The small torx head is the primary chain drain, it has a brass washer on it, the engine oil and the transmision plugs are larger and have a hex head and an o ring which usually needs to be replaced.
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Thanks Rumbles... I appreciate your advice.
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Uhhh, Shadow, are you SURE you drained out the tranny and not the primary or crankcase? Level too high, but nothing comes out the drain suggests that you drained one hole and (over)filled another ...

I did this same thing first time out with my FLHT. The service manual didn't show any clear pictures that I could find and I ended up draining the six ounces out of the crankcase....wondering why it overfilled the tranny so quickly led me to look a little harder and thats when I found the plug right up next to the frame rail on the bottom...you have to be damn near completely under the bike to see it if you don't know where you're looking for it.
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...you have to be damn near completely under the bike to see it if you don't know where you're looking for it.
I use an old mirror...I put it under the bike, I look in the mirror et voila ! No more problemo to do the job..
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