September 29, 2008This past weekend I changed the transmission fluid on my 06 Fatboy. I drained the fluid and cleaned off the drain plug. Then I re-installed the drain plug. I went to torque it (14-21 ft-lbs)the plug went in farther than last time the trans fluid was changed and I did not get to the desired torque. I filled with 24 oz of Formula plus and re-installed and torqued the filler plug (25-75 in-lbs). I took the bike for a road test and it ran fine and did not leak at all. I am just wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them.
One other question. Checking the fluid level. The manual says to check the fluid level with bike in a level and upright position. When I do this some fluid seeped out of the fill hole. I quickly set the bike back down on the jiffy stand and checked the fluid that way. With the dipstick just resting on the top thread of the filler hole the fluid level shows full. Is that correct?