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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. You’ll also learn how to expertly reinstall the oil filter, and which parts must be replaced each time you service your motorcycle. Find your model here and do maintenance on your Harley.

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10 Responses to “Harley-Davidson® oil change on a Softail”
  1. Richard McAllister

    It makes no sense to me for you to have drained the primary and then removed both covers. You state in the video that you remove them to help it drain and vent but you have already drained it. You don’t need both covers removed to add the oil back into the primary.

    • FixMyHog

      Hi Richard, Thank you for the feedback. You are correct. You do not have
      to do it the way Bob and Mark show it. Simple tips on how they do it.
      There is no one way to do something correct. Doing something correct is
      doing it right with the proper outcome. The drain plug is still out and
      the fluid can still flow. We are also doing clutch adjustment and
      primary chain adjustment so the covers need to come off anyway. Do what works best for you. We also recommend that viewers view all the videos step by step so you can see how the full service flows. We also made a video index to help follow along. /video-index-harley-davidson-softail-dyna-maintenance-videos/ Any questions please feel free to contact us at

  2. K Vilas

    Could you please let me know where from I can purchase the following:-
    1) Engine oil drain plug O-RING
    2) Transmission oil drain plug O-RING
    3) Primary drain plug O-RING
    4) Clutch inspection cover gasket or seal

    I am from India and these O-Rings and gaskets are not easily available here. Is there an online store or a Harley dealer in US from whom I can purchase these parts?


  3. K Vilas

    Hi Dennis, Yes I did speak with, and they confirmed they do not have any of those parts. Are there any other options you are aware off? Thanks.

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