Checking oil level questions.

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by qdaking, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. qdaking

    qdaking New Member

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    hello,
    i have an 05 Deuce. It doesn't have an oil dipstick so i had to buy a new one. I bought one with the temp gauge with 2 7/8 stem on ebay w/ no part number. When it got home and i stuck it in, there were no oil touching the stem. Low oil pressure light didn't come on when i ride the bike so i know my bike oil's level is not that low....i'm not sure if i bought the right dipstick for my bike, does anyone know how long is the stem for the Deuce's oil dipstick by any chance? i know the part number for the dipstick is 62896-00B but it never said how long is the stem.
    When i check the service manual for 00-05 softail and it said:
    Engine Oil Level Check
    Place the motorcycle on a level surface and hold it
    upright.

    CAUTION
    Checking the oil level with the motorcycle
    on the jiffy stand will result in an incorrect
    oil level reading.


    But when i read the owner manual that come with the bike, it said that i need to "check the oil level on the jiffy stand".
    i was wonder which one is the right procedure to check the oil on the Deuce?
    thank you for your time.
     
  2. Charlies Harley

    Charlies Harley Active Member

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    Softail is on the jiffy stand and has no more than 3.5quarts or 3.3liters of oil in the tank. My heritage takes 3 liters and its on the mark.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    oil level should be checked when the engine is hot or you may get a false reading
    low oil pressure light will not tell you if your oil level is good if it does come on whilst riding kill the engine immediately

    Brian
     
  4. qdaking

    qdaking New Member

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    thanks guys. I appreciate your helps.
     
  5. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    Next time you change oil leave 1qt out, start bike to warm it up and get oil thur engine.
    Wipe the dipstick off, put in, pull out and mark where oil level is, that is 1qt LOW.
    Add 1qt oil, start bike and let idle for a few minutes. Again, wipe off dipstick, put in, pullout and mark where oil level is now, FULL.
    Now you know for sure where 1qt low and full is at on dipstick.
    wilks3
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  6. pdfiddler

    pdfiddler Member

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    OR Just go buy a stick for your Big D :D:D
     
  7. Fogrocker

    Fogrocker New Member

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    HE DID! Thats what started this whole thing.........

    I dont have a duece so I cant answer your question......