Special Tools
DescriptionPart NumberQty.

Draining Oil Tank
Be sure that no lubricants or fluids get on tires, wheels or brakes when changing fluid. Traction can be adversely affected, which could result in loss of control of the motorcycle and death or serious injury. (00047d)
Do not switch lubricant brands indiscriminately because some lubricants interact chemically when mixed. Use of inferior lubricants can damage the engine. (00184a)
Completely drain oil tank of used oil at scheduled service intervals. Refill with fresh oil. Refer to Maintenance Scheduling → Service Records.
  • Change oil at specified intervals in normal service at warm or moderate temperatures.
  • Change engine oil at shorter intervals in cold weather or in severe operating conditions. See Maintenance and Lubrication → Low Temperature Lubrication.
  • Change engine oil at shorter intervals if ridden extremely hard, used in competition or driven on dusty roads.
  • Always change oil filter when changing engine oil.
1. Run motorcycle until engine is at normal operating temperature.
2. Remove dipstick from oil tank.
The drain pan must hold approximately 2.8 L (3.0 qt).
3. Place a drain pan directly under the oil tank.
4. See Figure 1. Pull clip (1) from frame tube.
5. Direct drain hose (2) in front of bracket (3) into drain pan.
6. Loosen clamp (4). Remove plug (5) from end of hose.
Completely drain engine oil from oil tank.
7. Allow oil to drain.
8. Install plug into hose.
9. Tighten clamp.
Torque: 0.7–1.1 N·m (6–10 in-lbs) Oil drain hose clamp
10. Route drain hose along frame tube.
11. Clip hose to frame.
2Drain hose
Figure 1. Drain Hose
Removing Oil Filter
1. Place a drain pan under the oil filter.
See Figure 2. Turn filter (1) counterclockwise to remove from mount (2).
Use Harley-Davidson oil filter wrench for filter removal. This tool can prevent damage to crankshaft position sensor and/or sensor cable. (00192b)
2. Remove oil filter with wrench.

Special Tool: OIL FILTER WRENCH (HD-42311)

Special Tool: OIL FILTER WRENCH (HD-44067-A)

3. Drain engine oil. Discard oil filter.
4. Clean any oil spills off crankcase and frame.
Figure 2. Oil Filter
Installing Oil Filter
To build oil pressure on engine startup, partially fill oil filter.
  1. Pour about 120 ml (4 fl oz) of fresh, clean engine oil into new oil filter.
  2. Allow time for oil to soak into filter element.
  3. See Figure 3. Wipe oil filter mount contact surface (1) with a clean cloth. Surface must be smooth and free of debris or old gasket material.
  4. Apply a thin film of oil to contact surface of the oil filter mount and filter gasket (2) of new oil filter.
  5. NOTE
    Do not use oil filter wrench to install new oil filter.
  6. Install new oil filter.
    1. Screw filter onto adapter (3) until gasket contacts the gasket contact surface.
    2. Hand-tighten one-half to three-quarters turn to secure the oil filter.
1Contact surface
2Filter gasket
Figure 3. Installing Oil Filter
Refilling Oil Tank
Do not overfill oil. Doing so can result in oil carryover to the air cleaner leading to equipment damage and/or equipment malfunction. (00190b)
Use the proper grade of oil for the lowest temperature expected before the next oil change. Refer to Maintenance and Lubrication → Engine Lubrication → Recommended Engine Oils.
  1. Pour 1.9 L (2 qt) of oil into engine oil tank.
  2. Install dipstick in oil tank. Seat cap.
  3. See Figure 4. Verify oil pressure.
    1. Start engine.
    2. Verify that the oil pressure indicator turns off at 1000 rpm or above.
    3. Turn off engine.
  4. Perform engine oil level hot check.
  5. Start engine and carefully check for oil leaks around drain plug and oil filter.
Figure 4. Oil Pressure Indicator