new (for me) bike oil change

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by macmic87, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. macmic87

    macmic87 Member

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    just purchased a 1999 fatboy and want to get the fluids changed so I have a known starting point for future changes. until I get my hands on a service manual, can someone direct me as to the correct fluids and quantities?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum Harley Davidson Forums have a look here
     
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  4. macmic87

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    well the first oil change is done. the oil filter took some blue ball torque to remove. that was the only hard part. the trans and primary were a piece of cake. also was able to adjust the primary chain.
     
  5. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Well congrats on your fluids change. Be sure to scribble you mileage some where for records. The oil filters do seem to get TIGHT by them selves after only hand tightening to install. The HD filter cap wrench is very handy.
    tourbox
     
  6. macmic87

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    was surprised and lucky that an oil filter wrench I had fit in the little space provided.
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Congrats to you wanting to service your bike.....
     
  8. cortezc

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    good job
     
  9. macmic87

    macmic87 Member

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    definitely the right thing to do. oil was very thin with a gas smell.