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|08-08-2012, 11:29 PM||#1|
Nil Conscire Sibi
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
2005 softail heritage* change primary fluid
Any DIY know how to fill it once you've drained it? And what oil to use
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|08-08-2012, 11:43 PM||#2|
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|08-09-2012, 07:33 AM||#3|
Mamaaaa! Yeah, mama!
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Santa Fe, TX
Experience: 10+ years
2014 stage 4 Street Glide
2011 Heritage Softail (sold)
Assuming it's the same as my Heritage, you take the primary derby cover off, tilt the bike to the side and simply pour it in the side, straight into the clutch assembly. One quart should be the proper amount, but check your service manual to be sure.
You use 20W50 in all three fluid zones, engine, transmission, primary. Preferably synthetic V-Twin oil. Most auto parts stores carry good brands of V-Twin oil - Mobile 1, Valvoline, Quaker State, etc. In a pinch, automotive 20W50 will work, but not recommended, especially for primary and transmission.
Careful to NOT inadvertently pick up the 10W40 sportbike oil. Your Heritage is aircooled, needs a higher heat grade of oil.