The 1995 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King is a cruiser-style motorcycle engineered for long-distance rides. Changing your Road King’s engine oil at regular intervals is an important step to take to ensure that your Road King continues to operate smoothly on long road trips. Since the FLHR is equipped with Harley’s “Softail” suspension, it shares the same straightforward oil-change procedure as the many other Harley models with Softail.
1. Turn on your Road King’s engine and rev it for a few minutes to heat up the engine oil.
2. Turn off the engine and mount the motorcycle onto a center stand.
3. Position the oil drain pan underneath the motorcycle’s oil drain hose.
4. Loosen the clamp that appears at the end of the drain hose by using your 1/4-inch socket.
5. Pinch the drain hose and remove the plug at the end of it with your fingers. Point the hose down toward the drain pan and un-pinch the hose to allow the oil to begin to drain.
6. Re-insert the plug once the oil has finished draining and tighten the clamp again using your 1/4 inch-socket.
7. Loosen the oil filler cap at the top of the Road King and place the plastic funnel inside.
8. Slowly begin to pour the fresh oil into the funnel. Replace the oil filler cap when you are complete.
9. Remove your FLHR from your center stand and turn on the bike’s engine.
10. Allow the engine to idle for a few minutes so that the new oil can circulate.