oil change

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by jakester, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. jakester

    jakester Member

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    I just got my 2006 Heritage. I want to change the oil and I looked at some of the posts on this site but there are no pictures. ( I didn,t get the owners manual ) From what I can see there is a hose that comes down from the reservoir to the bottom of the bike. If I remove the allen bolt in the bottom of this than the oil should drain. The oil filter is pretty straight forward so I'm O/k there. If I'm on the wrong track here or you have any further feedback let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That's about the size of it, just run it a bit to warm it up first. You're on the right track there Jake.
     
  3. springer03

    springer03 Active Member

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    u r correct... take the filler cap (dip stick) off to make it drain about 5 times faster.
     
  4. jakester

    jakester Member

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    Thanks for the replies. The transmission isn't due till 20k mi. and I've got 16k mi. on it so I'm OK there is there anything else I need to change at the same time as the oil. Thanks .
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    whens the primary due? what about plugs .. air cleaner service .. grease the steering head bearings .. give it a general check over since you just bought it .. if you dont have the service manual yet buy it will save you lot of headaches
     
  6. jakester

    jakester Member

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    Thanks, this is what I need to know until I can get an owners and service manuals. I had a metric bike before but its really an apples and oranges thing. I live in the middle of no where, closest Harley dealer over 75mi. so looking for best Internet site for purchasing books or downloads.
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    you can order the service manual on line from one of the dealers
     
  8. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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  9. Caper

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    Service Manual 99482-06 and Parts Catalog 99455-06A they would be the best 2 tools in the box.
     
  10. gevange

    gevange New Member

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    Go on Harleys website, click owners, enter your info and it will tell you what needs to be done.