Harley Davidson Touring Model Oil Change

How To Change the Oil for your Harley Davidson Touring

One of the best things that you can do to improve the overall performance and longevity of your Harley Davidson Touring is to change the oil in it regularly and according to schedule. The oil in a Touring should be changed out about every 3000 miles or so. You’ll find that this will help to keep the engine lubricated, which in turn prevents it from overheating. When the engine overheats, terrible and irreversible damage can be done before too long. Additionally, changing the oil in your motorcycle is easy and requires no more than about an hour of your time at once. It’s faster and cheaper to change the oil at home as compared with taking the vehicle in to a service station, and you’ll get to know the inner workings of your Touring as you work as well.

Step 1 — Gather Your Materials

You’ll need the following tools and materials in order to properly change the oil in your Touring:

  • New oil packages (several quarts)
  • New oil filter
  • Jack stand
  • Oil collection pan
  • New gasket system (optional)
  • Wrench set
  • Newspaper
  • Funnel
  • Towels or paper towels
  • Cardboard piece

Step 2 — Prepare the Touring

Mount the bike up on the jack stand in order to have better access to the oil container portion. This will help you to drain the oil more easily and will provide you with better access to the vehicle in general as you work. Lay out a set of newspapers underneath the area in which you’ll be working, as this will help to collect any oil that drips out. Finally, wait until the motorcycle has been turned off for a few hours before you begin to work; you want the engine to be somewhat warm, but not too hot.

Step 3 — Drain the Oil

Place your collection pan underneath the oil container. Unscrew the filler cap at the top of the container to force the oil down to the base. Then remove the oil drain plug carefully and slowly. As you do, oil will begin to pour out. Catch it in the pan, and continue to hold the pan in place until all of the oil has drained out over several minutes’ time. Then clean up the entire oil container and drain plug with a set of paper towels. You may find that using a piece of cardboard is helpful in guiding the oil to the pan.

Step 4 — Change the Filter

Remove the oil filter and examine it closely for signs of corrosion and damage. You’ll need to use a socket wrench to remove it from the container. If the filter does appear to be damaged, replace it with a new one and throw out the old one. Otherwise, reattach the old filter so you can continue using it. You can do the same with the gasket set as well, although it’s usually not necessary to change this out as often as the oil.

Step 5 — Replace the Oil

Close up the drain plug and then place the funnel into the top of the container. This will help you to pour in the new oil. Pour as many quarts of new oil into the bike as are recommended by the owner’s manual. Once the oil has drained completely into the oil container, close up the container and remove the bike from the jack stand.

Check on the oil levels manually with a dipstick before you turn on the engine again. You’ll want to be sure that the oil is exactly the right level before you continue. If you have to make slight adjustments, do so by adding a little more oil or draining out some of the existing oil to continue.

All of the materials that you’ll need for changing the oil in your Harley Davidson Touring should be available at your local hardware store or motorcycle repair shop.

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MGS Highlighted in Baggers Magazine

Looks, Sound, & Performance | MGS Custom Bikes True Dual Exhaust System

Install

By Ernie Lopez, Photography by Ernie Lopez
Baggers Mag, July, 2010
Mgs Custom Bikes True Dual Exhaust System Cover Spread

Better sound and more power are two things we hear guys asking for once they get their new bikes home. It seems that everyone out there is trying his or her hand at creating an exhaust system. Sometimes, the pipes we get our dirty little mitts on fall short on one thing or the other. Some have a great sound but have no gains or even rob the bike of power. Some may be able to add a few ponies to the bike but look like crap or sound bad. So whenever we hear “check out my pipes and get 15hp just by bolting them on,” we tend to find it hard to believe.

The same thing happened when Little Mike from MGS Custom Bikes called and said that the shop spent a lot of time perfecting a true dual exhaust system for the bagger market with a top-secret muffler design that will give a 15 percent gain in power and sounds as good as it looks. I told him it was hard to believe. To prove it, he sent over a dyno sheet from the last set that the shop installed on a customer’s Road Glide. The bike picked up more than 12hp and the fuel/air ratio was right on. We told Mike anyone could show off a dyno sheet with a few good pulls. He told me to come see it for myself, and later that week he was doing the same install on a ’10 Street Glide. He said if the pipes did not do what he said they would, he would fill my gas tank up and buy me the best dinner in the Antelope Valley. I figured why not? A free dinner is a free dinner.

Mgs Custom Bikes True Dual Exhaust System Exhaust Pipe

MGS Custom Bikes is a Dyno-Tuning center, and been certified as the only Dyno-Tune center in the Antelope Valley so we knew this was going to be the real deal. Big Mike showed us the pipes and said that after installing and tuning other manufacturers’ pipes for years, he started to figure out the good and bad with exhaust systems. With all that knowledge of pipes and performance, he decided to build a set for his personal bike. After testing, the pipes made good power and sounded great. He eventually began making them to see if his customers would like them.

One cool thing about the True Dual is that the head pipe comes with both sizes of 02 bung ports: a set of 10mm ports for ’10 models and 5/8-inch ports for the older bikes. The pipes are available in show-quality chrome for $989.95 or black ceramic for $1,189.95. Big Mike also recommends that every bike get tuned once the pipes are installed to ensure it runs at its best. If you want longevity from your bike, it is more important to have it running with the best air-to-fuel mix than just getting big power numbers.

We started with Little Mike bringing the bike up to running temp on the dyno to get a base run and see just where the ’10 Street Glide was with the numbers. After two dyno runs, the SG squeezed out 60.1hp and 74.6 lb-ft of torque. Not bad; just about what we expected.
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