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Old 05-24-2008, 04:16 PM
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Default how do you check transmission fluid level?

with bike standing up or on kickstand? and with plug threaded in or not, all i have is the owners manual and it says 32 oz for refill
is that correct?
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:23 PM
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Default RE: how do you check transmission fluid level?

most touring bikes trans oil is checked with the bike held uprite. I just rest the dipstick on the housing and fill it to the full mark on the stick . by doing it that way you might add a few more ounces then screwing it in, but that won't hurt any thing. my ultra holds 24 ozs but if yours is a six speed ,that might be right.
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thanks big cahuna i do have the six speed so i guess i need to pick up another bottle
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Default RE: how do you check transmission fluid level?

The Cruise Drive transmission is checked on the side-stand....

Also, it only requires 32 oz.....

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The Cruise Drive transmission is checked on the side-stand....

Also, it only requires 32 oz.....
+1, and the trans dipstick rests on the threads, not screwed in.
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Default RE: how do you check transmission fluid level?

Just did my 5k oil changes and have a 6 speed trans. It hold 32oz. and yes rest dip stick on the thread to check. but with it holding 32oz and a quart is 32oz. If trans is completely drained you can't go wrong by pouring in a quart and be at the proper level.
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#1 on what he said
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I could have sworn the manual on the '08 Ultra said to screw the dipstick in then pull out and check.&nbsp\\; I will double check that.... thanks for the info.
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does itneed to be warmed up first? i just changed on 08 road glide for first time myself...poured in qt with engine cold..... and it appears to be right about add mark?

is little hard to see cause clean now LOL should i leave like this since what book says is capacity ?
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Break the plug, Straddle it straight up and make sure oil is close to full mark. No big deal. On the stand would work but slide something under stand to get bike near level (be careful). When running it probably looks like a washing machine in there anyway.
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