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Myclone2
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2018 - 05:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've heard so many different recommendations regarding primary gear oil for our sportster powered Buells. Everything from 20/50 motor oil to 75/90 gear oil to transmission fluid. I currently am running 20/50, cause Im poor and it's what I had. Im about to open it back up and am at a loss. If there's already a thread and I overlooked it I apologize.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2018 - 09:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

HD Spor-Trans, or Syn3. Both are safe for the windings in your stator as well as for your clutch. SporTrans is fairly cheap; I run Syn3 in everything because you can run it in the engine and in the primary - same bottle, easy to top off if needed, no mixups possible.

Spend the money on decent fluids, and decent tires - otherwise you'll be out an expensive bike (and possibly medical bills). Don't skimp on maintenance or safety items - repairs are ALWAYS more expensive than maintenance!!
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Mtjm2
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 06:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What he said !
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S1owner
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 08:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I run the hd sceamining eagle synthetic in all cavities never an issue!
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Myclone2
Posted on Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well I put 20/50 in it again. Advance auto brand. I replaced the original primary adjuster with the heavy duty replacement. The one 1 I replaced was shot. The metal plate was completely cracked on both sides of the bolt. 2 months ago it was cracked on only one side. Friction braking is rough on them. I just read the posts. Next time I'll try something different.

(Message edited by Myclone2 on July 08, 2018)
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Myclone2
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2018 - 01:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


Original primary chain adjuster at 20,000 miles
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Hootowl
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 09:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The replacement shoe should have a much thicker base. It wonít break again.
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