2 different oil amounts for the 96 C.I. Engine?

Discussion in 'Oil' started by NHROADGLIDER, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. NHROADGLIDER

    NHROADGLIDER Member

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    Can anyone tell me why my wife's 07 Low rider takes 3 qts of oil and my new 09 RG says it takes 4? Same exact engine right or am I missing something. It is even written in the owners manuals this way.
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  2. 02EGlide

    02EGlide Member

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    Different size oil tanks would be my guess
     
  3. rn0229

    rn0229 Member

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    That's the differance between a A motor and a B motor. The softail is the B and has a different oiling system.
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    low rider isnt a softtail anyways isnt it a Dyna which has the A motor?
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    There both "A" motors but the pans are different. The dyna line uses 3 qts and the bagger uses 4 qts, of course this is if they were a dry fill otherwise it's a 1/2 qt less in each.

    The"B"motor has a bit less HP because of the parasitic load of the balancers and drive.
     
  6. NHROADGLIDER

    NHROADGLIDER Member

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    I have changed the oil twice in her Dyna and have never put a full 3qts back in it. Thanks for the answers, I wonder what harleys reasoning is behind different size oil pans, is it just to fit them into the frames?
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    supposedly bigger pan for bagger for more oil so hopefully it will be a bit cooler
     
  8. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    That works:lolrolling
     
  9. Trek

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    What's the difference between an A motor and a B motor? Just trying to educate myself.
     
  10. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    Thanks Hobbit.