refresher and imagination??

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by gunnut, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

    Hi again,just to put my mind at rest,my 96 fxdwg seems to be running a little on the hot side,and a bit noisier.(I use red line in everything)but,I'm very much paranoid about noises and stuff coming from my bike.What's the signs I should be looking for to see if I'm being my usual self,or is there trouble brewing ?
    Also,should the bike be on the side stand,or held uprite and level to check the oil levels?Pretty sure its the level side of things,but I want to be 100% sure.Thanks guys .take care.
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    Oil Related Tips - Harley Davidson Community :s you will find a lot of useful info here or in your owners manual
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    I can't say for sure what your '96 manual had, but the manual for my '92 FXD is check engine oil on the side stand, check trans. oil with bike level. I just looked it up to be sure.
    I can't say about the noises. Some days I hear more than other days.
  4. the draggin

    the draggin Active Member

    Have you checked the lifter screen? Have you ever changed the lifters? Mine got noisy around 30K miles so I replaced them. I did not notice a heat issue but it is altogether possible. Can you determine exactly where the nois is coming from?
    One other question: As a gunnut do you feel naked most of the time, since you folks have been stripped of you rights..........Just curious.
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    The easiest way of determining how to check the oil whether it's on the side stand or straight up is this.

    Check it in both positions and see which one gives you the most accurate reading. Only ONE will be right.
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    As gunnut has asked the question just to ensure he was right in the way he does his oil checks i thought the answer was simple because i know how to do the oil checks on my bike
    Then i thought am i doing it correctly or do i think i am doing it correctly
    time to read the books once again but i only have info for the 94 fxdwg but i do not think there are any changes that would affect the oil checks for the 96 model
    For engine oil and gearbox oil level checks the bike should be at normal operating temperature and should have been running for at least 10 minutes i normally go for a 20 mile round trip
    for engine oil check the bike should be on the side stand for gearbox the bike should be upright as with any oil level i like to have it half way between the marks on the dipstick gearbox dipstick should be resting on the threads and not screwed in
    primary should also be done upright level of the oil is correct if it is at the bottom of the clutch diaphragm

  7. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

    Its very hard to describe how I feel to have been deprived of my most prized rights by a few spooked morons that have absolutely no idea about what the heck they are on about.All that is fact,is here in europe,especially england,the"upper classes"and "royalty" so to speak,have for centurys been terrified of an armed populace taking back from them what they and thier forebears stole from us,the people,by use of force and laws they made to suit themselves.What disgusts me most tho,is the way the english meekly accept massive changes to thier way and quality of life without so much as a by your leave,and accept politicians ignoring the wants and needs of the people that put them in power in the first lace!!!!A perfect example is the present cuts to our health service,public services and armed forces,but still they find huge amounts of money to give away,or spend on a futile war somewhere(libiya for example.)I'll get off my soap box now...Thank you every one past,present and future for your help and support in all things Harley.To close,I'm an Atheist,but ...may your God bless America and all she stands for,and the men and women in her service at home and abroad!!!
  8. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

    Just thought I'd throw this in.My manual says '96 dyna and softail evolution motors should be on the side stand for the engine oil check/refill.Take care