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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2009, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry to be a pain but I want to change my own oil and filter. I can not find the clamp that has the hose on. Also can I use the symstic oil and what grade.. And using that kind of oil worth it.
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If u look underneath your bike bout midway toward the front of the engine there's a little hose hanging with a clamp and mushroom type plug n it.not sure bout the synthetic thgh got the same question on that 1.goodluck
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I had the dealership do my first oil changed. Used synthetic. The owner's manuel says synthetic is okay.

I am due an oil change now and will be doing it myself.

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By the way nice rides guys
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I switched my nightster to Harley full synthetic after I bought it. Yes it is more expensive, but you use it in BOTH the engine and in the primary. Put about 2000 miles on it and no problems or any signs of premature wear in the primary/ clutch.
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I live in Florida and put in, for the first time, straight 50 wt synthetic oil. It runs a lot quieter and cruises 60-65 like a sewing machine. (I'm not a fast rider). Before at 55 it seemed to be straining to hold that speed. Supposed to be better for hot weather........and we have plenty of that.
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You spent a lot of money on your motorcycle . . . spend the extra money and use a quality synthetic oil too. There are many great synthetic oils out there and if you ask 100 people which oil they prefer, you'll get 100 different answers. Harley-Davidson Syn3 is fine. I personally like Amsoil. The best thing you can do (regardless of the oil brand you choose) is change the oil when it needs to be changed along with the filter. Both my bikes use 20W-50, but check your Owner's Manual for your specific bike.

My wife has a 2016 Forty-Eight. The drain plug is a plastic plug located at the end of a rubber hose that comes from the oil tank. It is tucked under the left side cover by the rear wheel. There is a clip that holds the rubber hose to the motorcycle frame. I remove that clip and then position the hose straight down, loosen the hose clamp, remove the plug, and drain the oil.
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You spent a lot of money on your motorcycle . . . spend the extra money and use a quality synthetic oil too. There are many great synthetic oils out there and if you ask 100 people which oil they prefer, you'll get 100 different answers. Harley-Davidson Syn3 is fine. I personally like Amsoil. The best thing you can do (regardless of the oil brand you choose) is change the oil when it needs to be changed along with the filter. Both my bikes use 20W-50, but check your Owner's Manual for your specific bike.

My wife has a 2016 Forty-Eight. The drain plug is a plastic plug located at the end of a rubber hose that comes from the oil tank. It is tucked under the left side cover by the rear wheel. There is a clip that holds the rubber hose to the motorcycle frame. I remove that clip and then position the hose straight down, loosen the hose clamp, remove the plug, and drain the oil.
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I live in Florida and put in, for the first time, straight 50 wt synthetic oil. It runs a lot quieter and cruises 60-65 like a sewing machine. (I'm not a fast rider). Before at 55 it seemed to be straining to hold that speed. Supposed to be better for hot weather........and we have plenty of that.



I would not have commented on this reply to a 10 year old post, if the poster's name wasn't Post office Mike. LOL, neither rain, snow, dead of night or time, right?

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