Steve Knoble has a 2005 Dyna Super Glide secured to the lift and is ready to get to work. In this video lesson, we get to watch over Steve’s shoulder as he removes and reinstalls this Dyna oil pan.
There are a number of reasons why the Dyna oil pan on a Dyna or Touring model may need to be removed. An oil leak from an old gasket or a bike with high mileage is probably the most common reason. If catastrophic damage had occurred within an engine, it is important to remove the Dyna oil pan in order to remove and thoroughly clean all sentiment or debris from the pan prior to running a rebuilt or new engine. If a drain plug allocation has been stripped or the Dyna oil pan has been cracked or punctured, you will also be performing this procedure.
Steve takes a moment to explain a long time misconception amongst Harley owners. There is only engine oil in the Dyna oil pan and the Harley Davidson Touring model. The transmission oil is held within the transmission case above. The reason for confusion is because the transmission oil drain plug is on the Dyna oil pan. However, the oil from the transmission case above only passes through a small, isolated section of the oil pan below. Steve points out this section of the oil pan in the video. Once you clearly see it, it makes much more sense.
Removal of the Dyna oil pan is relatively straightforward. However, it is important to have a long 3/16″ ball allen for a few of the screws that are a little more difficult to access. It is similarly important to work clean. Other than thoroughly cleaning the oil pan’s inside, outside, and gasket surfaces, you should also take the time to clean the entire area beneath the motorcycle, especially the frame. If road grime is left on the bike, you run the risk of debris dropping into the oil pan as you lift it into position upon reassembly.
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