How much oil does a Softail need?

How much oil does a Softail need?

The Softail calls for three quarts of oil. Start with 2 1/2 quarts. It’s very important not to overfill the reservoir. Next, take the bike for a short ride to bring the engine to operating temperature.

What oil does a 1997 Harley Softail take?

AMSOIL synthetic lubricants are the solution for riders who want the most from their 1997 Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom.

How much oil does a Harley engine take?

The engine oil capacity is 3 quarts (2,800 ml; 100 imp fl oz). Most likely there is still oil left over in the sump, so fill it with 2 quarts (1,900 ml; 67 imp fl oz) and check the dip stick.

How much oil does a twin cam take?

Fluid capacity is 1 Quart* (32 fluid oz) for all Evo and Twin Cam88/103 primaries from 1980-2006 (*except 2006 Dyna). The new bikes 2006-up Dyna, 2007-up Softail & Touring take a 45 fluid oz if the entire primary assembly has been removed or 38 fluid oz if you are simply draining the old fluid adding new oil.

How much primary oil goes in a Harley Softail?

Fill the primary with oil Harley Davidson Softails require one quart of primary fluid. Be sure to check your owner’s manual or the AMSOIL Product Guide for the correct primary oil capacity for your bike.

Should I run synthetic oil in my Harley?

A Harley contains a 4 cycle engine that produces a lot of power as it generates a lot of heat, plus it’s air-cooled. If you use conventional oil, it will break down when the engine is hot as it will not cool the engine or offer lubrication when it’s hot. S0 you should use synthetic lubricants in your motorbike.

How much oil does a 96 cubic inch Harley take?

The Twin Cam 96 is equipped with a newly designed oil pump assembly that provides 10-percent more flow and 23-percent more scavenging capacity than the Twin Cam 88. An integrated oil cooler adapter also improves performance of the oil pump. Oil capacity is 3-quarts.

How much oil does a 96 twin cam take?

All the oil volumes are in the owners manual. Three quarts for the engine and one quart each for the trans and primary.

How many ounces of oil goes in a Harley primary?

The manual says 38 oz wet in the primary.

What weight oil do you use in a Harley-Davidson transmission?

Our answer: It is perfectly acceptable to use 75W-140 gear oil in Harley-Davidson transmissions.

How much oil do you put in a Harley Davidson?

When doing an oil change on any harley, never go by the listed amount of oil in the book. No matter how thorough the drain you do, there is always about 1/2 quart left in the oil galleries inside the engine. Always put in 3 quarts in your case where it lists 3 1/2 and check the oil level HOT after running it a while, then add if needed.

Where is the oil plug on a Softail bike?

The oil drain plug for the oil tank is located under the bike on the frame cross-member just in front of the rear wheels. Do NOT remove the drain plug directly on the bottom of the engine crankcase. Place an oil pan underneath the oil tank drain plug and remove the plug. (Figure 3/4) Figure 3.

Can you do an oil change on a Harley?

Harley-Davidson oil change is one of the most common DIY projects. Follow along as Bob teaches you how to drain the fluids on your Harley Softail, including the primary, engine oil and the transmission drain plugs.