Questions about the oil tank

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by rrowdy, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. rrowdy

    rrowdy New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I have a question regarding the oil tanks. I recently bought a custom FXR
    with a 96" S&S allthough the only thing harley is the transmission.

    The Harley's I've owned years ago all had oil tanks. This one has an oil pan
    on the bottom. Can someone please explain when HD started this and why?

    It looks like the engine and transmission are common.
    Any advantages or disadvantages?
    I think I saw this on a Roadking also.

    Thanks, Phil
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

    the touring models use this kind of oil pan and the newer hds use the trans and engine connected