05 FXDWG oil quantities

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Nikko684, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Nikko684

    Nikko684 Active Member

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    I must be missing the thread that states this but I just snooped around for half an hour and can't find it. Harley told me for my bike it's 3 quarts in the engine, and 1 each in the primary and tranny. I put the HD premium full synthetic 20w50 in the engine and HD formula+ in the gearbox and primary. but it seems to make a little more noise than usual. Did they tell me the wrong quantities? engine dipstick shows full, gearbox dipstick shows full, but something tells me the primary is still low. I don't know. My sporty took almost a quart and a half to get the oil to the bottom of the primary chain. since the Dyna's primary is much bigger, how can it possibly be just one quart??? am I missing something?
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Oil in the primary should be up to the lower part of the clutch basket
    Sporty shares oil between the primary and the gearbox therefore takes a wee bit more than a big twin primary but less than the primary and gearbox combined

    Brian
     
  3. 03HD883R

    03HD883R Active Member

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    Exactly as stated.

    Also, it depends on how you change the oils too. I do know that if you put too much primary oil in, you can have odd clutch issues, and trust me, you don't want that.
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    No clue what your Dyna is scheduled to hold in the primary but my RK holds one quart FWIW.
     
  5. dbmg

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  6. Nikko684

    Nikko684 Active Member

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    Thanks guys for the help. I rode from Fayetteville NC to Orlando FL weekend before last, and I put 3500 miles on her during that one week period. Now I noticed after I changed the fluids (given the amounts the parts rep gave me) That I can hear a strange noise coming from the cam cover. Almost like a squeal and a whirr....which is not normal for my bike. Now I'm hoping it's just because of the type of oil I used, but still, it shouldn't do that, as it wasn't doing that before and it's the same oils it's had.

    and thanks to DBMG, I know my primary oil is a bit low. I don't have an owners manual as I bought the bike used and they didn't have one to go with it. That info came in very handy; DBMG, so Thank you. I just want to get it all squared away. She now has 14,200 miles one her. So she is starting to age a bit. Anyway, I'm working on it! Thanks to everyone!
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    May want to pop that cam chest cover and inspect those cam chain tensioners. You don't want them to grenade on you......
     
  8. Nikko684

    Nikko684 Active Member

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    I don't take your meaning, dude? I'm confused lol.