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2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special Oil Change

Changing fluids on an M-8 Road Glide Special

Taking care of some of your motorcycle’s maintenance needs can not only save you some precious money, but it can also give a very big boost to your ego. Being able to work on your own toys can be extremely gratifying. In the case of changing your fluids on a new 2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special, the task is not as troublesome as some might expect. Only a few tools are needed and the process is very straightforward.

Tools needed:

Always reference your owner's manual; if you lost yours or did not receive one, download one from Harley here.

Before getting started, be sure to warm the bike up to operating temperature so you get the most oil drained out. This will also speed up drain time.

primary oil level reference

As mentioned in the video, the primary fluid level should be approximately at the bottom of the pressure plate with the vehicle upright.

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Bel-ray semi-synthetic motor oil

A good alternative to Harley’s oil is Bel-Ray’s Semi-Synthetic for V-twin engines.

Bel-Ray

Primary Fill Funnel

Harley-Davidson’s Primary Fill Funnel may be optional, but it makes the task much easier.

Harley-Davidson

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