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Need to change oil on EG Standard there is (3) bolts which one to drain oil.

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The Engine Oil plug is facing forward on the left front of the oil pan. The one the is straight down like a traditional plug is the Trans. The plug is a 5/8 inch. Be sure to fill your oil filter with some oil before installing.
 

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Make sure you check your tranny AND engine fluid level before starting.
 

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If you don't have the manual you definitely need to get one asap. Read it through and then read it through again. You will learn a LOT about your bike and the small ins and outs of maintaining it properly. I have never put oil in the filter prior to installation...has never been a problem. Personal choice. You won't run a dry engine if you don't.
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USMC 1972 - 2003
 

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Does this differ from the road king? When i did mine, i only removed the magnetic plug....didnt realize (if its the same) there was another oil bolt to remove. If there is, do you remove only the one, leaving the drain plug intact until the end, then remove?
 

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In Dirty Jim's picture, the only plugs to remove are the tranny (to change the tranny oil), although mine is a 3/4 not a 5/8, and the "mag plug" for the engine oil, which is also a 3/4 socket on mine. All hex plugs should be left alone.
My bike is a "99 EG
The one in front labeled "primary (1 of 2)", is actually the crankcase and sould be left alone. The primary drain plug is on the outer primary cover at the bottom rear.
Just to add more confusion to this issue.
 

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Nope, that explains it....thanks. I only removed the mag plug for the oil, and the tranny plug for the tranny...although for half an hour i couldnt figure it out, since the plugs are all in the same area, and the little manual they give you is useless. Thanks alot.
 

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Nope, that explains it....thanks. I only removed the mag plug for the oil, and the tranny plug for the tranny...although for half an hour i couldnt figure it out, since the plugs are all in the same area, and the little manual they give you is useless. Thanks alot.

You actually need to purchase the Service Manual.
 

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I had the same confusion myself on my road glide, the HD service manual does not explain very well on drains..at least to me, so I also needed drains for dummies..
 

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Great picture I wish this would have been posted a week ago when I changed my fluids. I wouldnt have removed the allen pipe plug labled crank in the photo by mistake! The service manual only gives a description of left front of oil pan in the maintenance section, the picture is burried in the middle of the manual and that was the only one I could see laying on the garage floor on the right side of the bike. The manual only lists this as a pipe plug so I put some teflon pipe dope on it and cranked it back in. Dealer even said they didnt know what it was for. Anyone out there know if Im good to go or if I need to seal it with the same red stuff the factory used? No torque value listed in the manual for it, but it was damn tight( should have been a sign not to remove it). Would never know I used to wrench for a living!
 

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oil cooler goes between oil filter and engine.
 

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Harris, any idea as to what the allen pipe plug next to the magnetic drain plug is for? (the one I took out by mistake) Looks to me like it may be a plug where a horizontal passage was drilled to connect a vertical passage leading to the pan. Just curious, thanks.
 
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