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I changed mine two weeks ago before going on a trip and 3 1/2 quarts put the oil right on the top mark on the dipstick. After 3600 miles it is about 1/4 inch below the top mark.

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When I did 1st oil change on my 05 883, I thought how could I screw up
a simple change ---way over filled at 3.5 qts.
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my bike has been getting 3 quarts every 2500 to 3000 miles(not counting breakin change) my dip reads perfect at temp.....sounds like 3.6 to me
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When I service my 05R , I 've always put in 3.5 qts. I use the extra long filter, but I have not had any issues, and no oil consumption to speak of between changes.

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When my husband changed my '04 1200c he couldn't get it to take all of what the owners manual said it should. He let it sit for a little while and it was showing high on the dip stick so he drained a bit out and left it. I kept worrying (nagging) that he must have done something wrong, I guess I owe him an apology.
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Interesting.... Stealer charged me for 5qt.! Oh ya.... that's why there called "Stealer"
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Interesting.... Stealer charged me for 5qt.! Oh ya.... that's why there called "Stealer"
Seems they charged you 4 quarts for the engine (maybe they stuffed the entire 3.6 in there) and 1 quart for the Primary. Hmmmm.
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just found this thread looking for info on oil temps, and now I do feel better! 'cause my first oil change I did everything by the book, and I'll be damned if I could fit the amount of oil the book said back in the bike! I DID have to drain some to keep it from weeping out the filler cap. And I thought I was nuts?
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All mine has ever taken was 3 qts. with the filter each time. Thats about 1/2" below the full mark. My oil filter stick is not stock. Have never had the oil "boil" out or stream out on 3 qts. add more and thar she blows
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Finally! The MoCo speaks! I just saw this thread. The one and only time I ever put 3.6 quarts of oil in my 2004 1200C was the FIRST time. I followed the Manual.....NOT GOOD. There was a concensus soon afterward on the Forum that 3.6 was way too much and 3 quarts was more like it with a filter change. I think the posted amount of 3.6 quarts is what is needed for a bone dry newly assembled engine or after a rebuild, etc. Case in point, my wife's Rodeo states right in the manual that the oil capacity is 5 qts., but states right underneath that the capacity is 6.7 quarts on a newly assembled engine or a rebuild. I guess when you drain the oil in any engine you never really get it all out, oil sticks to parts, caught in pockets, etc. I bet a new or rebuilt 2004 or later Sporty motor does take 3.6 quarts but after that about 8/10 of a quart is trapped inside. Mine runs great and uses NO oil at a 3 qt. oil change.
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