Oil Capacity when changing oil in a 02 Road King

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ~PK~, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. ~PK~

    ~PK~ Member

    78
    6
    0
    Can anyone tell me how many quarts i need to add after its all drained out?
     
  2. marcus22

    marcus22 Junior Member

    430
    28
    3
    I cant remember off hand (I would look for you but I am at work) but I would look in your repair manual. correct me if I am wrong but I think it is just under 4 qrts.
     
  3. ~PK~

    ~PK~ Member

    78
    6
    0
    I bought the bike used and didnt get a manual. If you can confirm that would be great!
     
  4. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

    1,632
    48
    18
    engine takes 4 quarts, fill new oil filter about 3/4 way before installing and pour about 3 1/2 quarts in bike, drive bike about 5 miles to warm up to operating temp then check oil level and fill just below full mark (do not over fill)
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

    8,176
    98
    16
    Here is an excerpt from the 02 HD Service Manual...

    CAPACITIES (U.S.)
    DIMENSIONS (MM)
    WEIGHT (KG)
    CAPACITIES (METRIC)
    FLHT/C/U FLHR/C FLTR
    Wheel Base 63.5 63.5 63.5
    Overall Length 93.7/97.5/98.3/93.7 93.7
    Overall Width 39.0 34.45 35.75
    Road Clearance 5.12 5.12 5.12
    Overall Height 61.0 55.06 55.0
    Saddle Height* 27.3
    27.3/26.9
    26.9
    *With 180 Lb. Rider
    FLHT/C/U FLHR/C FLTR
    DRY WEIGHT
    (as shipped from the factory)
    758/776/788 723/710 731
    GVWR 1259 1259 1259
    GAWR – Front 500 500 500
    GAWR – Rear 827 827 827
    FLHT/C/U FLHR/C FLTR
    Fuel Tank (gallons)
    Total* Reserve 5.0 * 0.9
    Oil Tank (quarts) with filter (4)
    Transmission (Ounces, approx.) 20-24
    Primary Chaincase (Ounces, approximate) 32 Front Fork (Ounces)
    Left Right
    9.9 11.1
    * Includes Reserve on Carbureted Models
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009
  6. ~PK~

    ~PK~ Member

    78
    6
    0
    Thanks alot for the replys!! :s :D
     
  7. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

    594
    28
    11
    Just be careful you are using quart containers and not liter bottles.
    Liter bottles = 1.056 qts.

    Possibly can accidently add too much.
     
  8. glenalt

    glenalt Junior Member

    405
    26
    0
    I don't think it will take 4 quarts. That is it's capacity when totally empty. On the drain it still has some in it. On my 05 Heritage I change my filter and fill it they pour in the remainder of 3 qts. It's almost up to the full mark.
     
  9. black02flht

    black02flht Member

    23
    0
    0
    How many of you preload the new oil fliter with oil? I have never ever done this. Do you really think that this is necessary?

    Thanks
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    25,464
    108
    43
    I never pre fill the filter when doing an oil change. There should be enough oil in the critical areas to cover you on a start up without pre filling the filter.