I apologize if this thread is out there somewhere on this forum but I couldn't one one related to my model year. Was out yesterday riding in temps around 70. Got into a bit of traffic and started sitting at lights way too long. When the light changed I noticed upon mild acceleration to get the bike moving the engine throttle was really lagging. Felt like the engine could stall and that there was a lack of fuel during the acceleration. It didn't stall but the throttle lag was making me worry. Looking at my oil tank thermometer, it was reading about 250 degrees. Just got the bike last August and haven't ridden it in the warm/hot weather yet so this experience was new to me. I did an oil change in Sept. 2010 since I am a new owner and wanted to be sure the oil was fresh. I used Harley's dino 20-50W. I do recall reading somewhere on one of these harley forums where others have had the same experience; as the engine gets real warm or hot this is a "common" occurrence. So most riders will shut down and allow the engine (oil) to cool down before restarting. The specs on my model year ('08) indicates that the oil system holds 2.5 qts. This seems to be really a small amount of oil in the system. Maybe this is causing the heating problem. Does other '08 Softail owners have the same problem? I'd like to hear from you here. What have you done to correct the "overheating" on these '08 models with 2.5 quarts? I also noticed that the newer models from 2009-on have a larger capacity oil tank. Do I sense a Harley factory correction here? Harley realized 2.5 quarts doesn't quite cut it? More oil circulating has to provide better engine cooling. Yes? Sorry for the rambling.