oil level

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by grtscot, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. grtscot

    grtscot Member

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    hi could you please tell me where the oil level should read at when the bike is on the jiffy stand thank you.
     
  2. Stormrider51

    Stormrider51 Active Member

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    On my RK and the Electra Glide that preceeded it, the dip stick attached to the oil filler cap has markings for "Add" and "Full". There are two different sets on the same side of the stick to be used depending on whether the motor is warm or cold. A warmed motor always gives more accurate readings.

    John
     
  3. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    I find that if you are below the full mark, and slightly above the half way mark [add / full ], on the jiffy stand, you will have less oil in the air filter
     
  4. Flashback

    Flashback Active Member

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    the dip stick is meant to read true while on the jiffy stand so if you have a warm engine it should read full
     
  5. Duffer

    Duffer Active Member

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    mine doesn't seem to change, hot or cold.
    half way between full and add
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Check you manual to be sure, some recommend checking oil level on the jiffy stand, some say to stand bike up...varies from year to year as well as model to model.

    I check level cold, on the jiffy stand, level is just above the add mark...
     
  7. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Mine reads the same on jiffy stand
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I have an '03 FLHTCUI (Ultra). The engine oil is read on the jiffy stand when parked on a level surface with the oil hot (at operating temp). In this condition, the oil should be at the "Full" mark on the dipstick. I have found that this is approximately just above the halfway (between Full and Add) mark on the stick when cold. That is how I do a quick check periodically to make sure nothing has changed.

    The tranny is checked upright. Again, the "Full" mark means when the gear lube is hot.

    Best bet is to confirm the fluids checking procedure in your Owner's Manual or the HD Factory Service Manual covering your year.

    TQ
     
  9. synergy46

    synergy46 Member

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    My 09 FK says check it on the jiffy stand while warm.