I'm changing the front fork oil in my 2005 Road King. My manual is not too specific- it gives capacities for 2002 and 2001- but not for a 2005. It is the right manual. Is it 11.1 or 10.8 or 9.2 oz.? I can't find it any where.
Why don't you go to your local dealership, purchase new drain screws with gaskets along with the HD fork oil and pour 11.1 ozs into the forks. Do it the right way and for gods sake don't use transmission fluid. Ever wonder why it's called transmission fluid and fork oil ?
Must be a differance in the chemical makeup and viscosity. Do it right, or don't do it at all.
Transmission fluid has been used in forks on motorcycles for at least the 40 years I have been riding, it is the equivalent of 15w fork oil....The fork oil that is in the container I bought at the Harley dealer looks and smells just like...Automatic Transmission Fluid...
I do agree with stroker that you should remove the drain plugs and change the fluid the right way.
Vacuum it out? The wife is gonna be pi$$ed when she cranks up her vacuum...
Last edited by Dan89FLSTC; 07-25-2009 at 08:56 PM.