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Old 02-21-2006, 02:41 AM
anubisss anubisss is offline
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Default fatboy oil change and checking level??

I'm a newbie to harleys. Ex jap bike rider for 10 years. Where can i learn about this strange engine with a separate oil tank and what on earth is a freakin sump? How do I check the oil properly(i got a used fatboy) and how the f&^% do I change the oil? I have this rogue chopper article with pics and all, and i still dont get it. It used to be drain plug out fill it up . how much does a dealer charge for a full change meaning all 3 tanks. Excuse the stupidity, but im new to harley's. I'm grateful for any real answers i get. Ordered a manual and all today. I must learn to master this bit.

Old 02-21-2006, 03:02 AM
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I had 3 Yamaha's before my Harley. An XS 750 triple, XS 1200 and V-Max ... If you check the oil level in the oil tank the same way each time you're done. Example I always check mine engine cold on side stand. The oil level comes to the bottom stripe of the dipstick. Had the bike 3 years, 13,000 miles, no problem. I have the dealer do all maintenance. Using the syn3 means changing engine oil every 5k. Your dealer should publish their flat rates to change the oil. A 5, 10 or 15K service should run around $200 bucks.
Old 02-21-2006, 03:10 AM
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yikes 200.00 ??? do it your self....

Get your manual and see the do it your self tech forms click here
Old 02-23-2006, 03:15 AM
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Hi and welcome to the HDForum from New Zealand. Enjoy!!!! [sm=welcomesign.gif]
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