Tranny Fluid Capacity

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by fiveoh455, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. fiveoh455

    fiveoh455 Active Member

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    According to the service manual for my former bike ('09 Electra Glide Classic) the Transmission Fluid capacity was 32 oz. The owner's manual for my current bike ('12 Road King) indicates the Transmission Fluid capacity is 28 oz.
    Has the transmission changed from '09 to '12? I changed the fluid in my Road King last night, and 28 oz. didn't cut it...ended up taking 32 oz. before it indicated full on the dipstick.
    Just curious....
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    That is a good question. May want to call dealer to check for typo in the manual? 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHRC Road King Classic - USA Specifications/Technical Details
    US MSRP Price: Vivid Black $19,599, Solids $19,984, Two-Tone $20,334, Custom Colors $20,504 USD

    Dimensions
    Length 94.2 in. (2393 mm)
    Overall Width 37.5 in. (953 mm)
    Overall Height 55.1 in. (1400 mm)
    Seat Height:
    - Laden2 26.7 in. (678 mm)
    - Unladen 28.1 in. (714 mm)
    Ground Clearance 5.1 in. (130 mm)
    Rake (steering head) 26°
    Fork Angle 29.2°
    Trail 6.7 in. (170 mm)
    Wheelbase 63.5 in. (1613 mm)
    Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson® Series, bias wide whitewall):
    - Front – D408F WWW 130/90B16 67H
    - Rear – D407 WWW 180/65B16 81H
    Fuel Capacity 6.0 gal. (22.7 L) (warning light at approximately 1.0 gal.)
    Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.0 qts. (3.8 L)
    Transmission Capacity 1.0 qt. (.95 L)
    Primary Chain
    Case Capacity 1.4 qts. (1.3 L)
    Weight:
    - As Shipped 773 lbs. (350.6 kg)
    - In Running Order 810 lbs. (367.4 kg)
    - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1360 lbs. (616.9 kg)
    - Gross Axle Weight Rating
    - Front 500 lbs. (226.8 kg)
    - Rear 927 lbs. (420.5 kg)
    Luggage Capacity
    - Volume 1.85 cu. ft. (0.05
     
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  3. tyre

    tyre Active Member

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    I'm bettin on 1 qt..:)
     
  4. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    No disrespect but look again. I bet it is 38 oz. That's what my 11 RG takes.
     
  5. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    I just looked at the owners manual and it does say 28 ounces, but it does have an asterisk that states:

    REFILL QTY. *

    28 oz 0.83 L

    * Approximate. Check and add as needed to bring level within specification.
     
  6. smith1j

    smith1j Member

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    My 09 ultra classic is 32 oz. Tranny and 38 oz. Primary.

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  7. fiveoh455

    fiveoh455 Active Member

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    I looked again, and sure enough it says 28 oz. I've made a note for future changes....
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I like the vagueness of the asterisk. I wonder why that is??? It sounds like Harley is not even sure...
     
  9. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Thats what I get for not reading thoroughly. :D

    Thanks for catching it.:s
     
  10. Billbo

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    My 'take away' from all this is --- It's SAD to think that HD and all their smart engineers and manufacturers, can't even tell an owner what/how much fluid goes into one of their $20+ K bikes!!! This is NOT the first time this question has come up. Either they (HD)do not know OR they just do not have a grasp on the English language in order to TYPE it right in an owner's manual. Geesh!!! Frustrating to say the least!

    Bill