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103 ci 1000mi service

About to perform the 1000mi service on my glide any suggestions on fluids or tips and tricks. Im very mechanically inclined, just lookin for advice from some seasoned owners
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just did mine on Saturday.
Not much to it...

Before starting, I put a yellow Post-It on each of the 4 qts of oil
in order not to pick up the tranny or primary qurt by mistake...
If you use Red Line , all 3 look almost the same.


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Welcome to the forum from north Arkansas. Get A moldable type funnel- it will be less mess when you take the oil filter off. Don't forget to screw in the drain plugs BEFORE adding fluids.....just sayin'.


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Welcome from Maryland. I'm a fan of Redline fluids myself. Get yourself a service manual if you haven't already.

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Welcome to the forum from Oklahoma City.

You asked the million dollar question. I am still searching for an answer to which brand and type of oil to use! When I read here in the forum I get, use 20-50 for the engine, primary oil for the primary, around 85 weight and use transmission oil for the transmission, 95-140. But then I talk with Harley mechanics that tell me that is okay for the 5-speed and older but the new 6-speeds are made for the Syn-3 20w-50.

So if you ever find out a good definite answer, let me know... I just did my 5k and used the Harley Syn-3 in the engine. I had my 1k done by the dealer and they used the Syn-3 in all three holes... 2012 RGU 103 w/6-speed.

I have 8k now and my 10k will be coming up soon.

Getting the manual is a smart thing also, there are a lot of things to check on the 1k. The service manual covers it in detail, more so than the owners manual...


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Just did 1k on my new bike tonight. Trans oil was reallly irridescent, lots of metal flake. Most I've ever seen. Some flakes that actually remained in the drain pan after dumping the oil... Anyone else see this for the first service? Seems excessive to me. Held off on redline for now and went with formula+ and plan to change it again in another 1k to see how it looks.

How'd your transmission oil look?
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About to perform the 1000mi service on my glide any suggestions on fluids or tips and tricks. Im very mechanically inclined, just lookin for advice from some seasoned owners
I'm new to the forum myself ~ The 12 FLTRXSE is my first RG but 30th HD. I average over 30k per year and perform all maintenance and some of the motor work. There are many great products out there and I never have had an issue with the factory and or extended warranty by performing the service work. I prefer ~ Royal Purple vtwin 20/50 for oil ~ and use RedLine in the Primary & Tranny (Vtwin on both of these) biggest difference is the tranny shifting and noise seem to be improved by a heavier product. I also Highly recommend owning a service manual ~ and torque wrenches may be a consideration down the road. I do utilize other products if necessary ~ I ride so much that sometimes it is just easier to get the Mobil 1 vtwin 20/50 & buy Royal Purple Gear oil at the Auto parts store to complete the service. On my 10 Ultra LTD I have 71k and we recently checked the runout on the crank which was well within factory spec. I changed it over to a Feuling camplate & Oil Pump just out of concern of the mileage so this is when we checked the runout on the crank. Have fun ~ I enjoy wrenching on the bikes almost as much as ridin ~ & I love to save a buck when possible so I can buy new parts and install them only to save more money and buy more parts ~ I live in FL ~ but ride anywhere anytime ~
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I ran Amsoil 20/50 in my 2005 roadglide with a non synthetic primary oil. Belray for the tranny. Never had any issues and beat that bike to death. I would change out 2 or 3 rear tires before an oil change. Damn burnouts. When my 2013 FLTRX hits around 2500 miles Im gonna switch over to the Amsoil synthetic. I've only got 300 miles on it now. Gonna change all oils at 500 miles just to get rid of all the aluminum and metals in the oils.

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