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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-11-2014, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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05 Road Glide motor swap

Im trying to find out if a 08 street glide 96" motor and transmission will fit my 05 frame. Ive seen a few post but none say if they actually was able to get it done or not.
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The basic frame is the same from 98 to 08 except for the top motor mount on the 08 frame. But I never did the swap so there may be some small discrepancies that need to be dealt with.
If you already have the 96 inch with the 6 speed trans and you are doing the work yourself you should give it a try.


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Yes, 96" motor/Transmission from 2006 to 2008 will fit your frame. But you must have the correct transmission to go with the correct motor. The 96" motor must have the 6 Speed Transmission. And the 88" motor must have the 5 Speed Transmission.
The 5 Speed will not mate up correctly to the 96" motor.

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Correct. Older motor oil lines are ran externally, and the newer engines and trans are internal.

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I just swapped my 08 out and dropped a 12 motor in. If you want a few pics of 08. Let me know
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