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Sportster tranny shares the oil with the engine, use only 20-50 oil or as recomended by manufacturer.

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Sportsters do not share oil with the trans.they are seperate.sport trans fluid for the trans and whatever motor oil you use for the motor.

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I have a 2004 xl883 converted to 1200 need to change the fluids. does the transmission and the primary use the motor oil that you are putting in bike or is it differant. and when you drain oil and...


You engine uses three quarts of 20W50 oil. The primary and transmission share the same oil and it uses about a quart of oil. One the late model Big Twins, you can use H-D's Syn 3 in all areas. Not sure about the Sportster. I've always used the H-D primary/transmission lubricant for Sportsters. If you wish to use any other brand of lubricant, you need to go to their website and check to see what they say use in what area. Some of the other popular lubricants are Amsoil, Royal Purple, Mobil V-Twin, and Red Line.

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Knocking sound at the left side of the crankcase when i open the crankcase i found out that the chain and the clutch were so dry no lubricant...What is the problem the oilpump or the oil line was clugged...


On your Sportster, the primary oil is not fed by the oil pump. It is not even part of the oiling system of your bike. You manually put the oil in the primary by pouring it in the hole where you check your primary chain tension. The maintenance schedule on your bike suggest that the oil in the primary be changed every 5000 miles. The primary holds approximately a quart of oil. The oil that lubricates your primary also lubricates your transmission. So, if your primary case was dry, your transmission was running dry as well.

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Jun 04, 2011 | 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883

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O2 hd sportster 1200 what weight of oil do i put in the primary


Your bike came with H-D 20W50 Syn3 engine oil in the primary. You can run other brands as well but check the manufacturers website for compatibility. In your Sportster, the clutch and transmission share the same lubricant. You need to make sure that the oil you use has the frictional characteristics suitable for use with the wet clutch.

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May 10, 2011 | Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom...

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45@does the sportster use the same oil for engine & tranny


I think the later models are designed to use the same type of oil in both the engine and the prmary/transmission. But, I have never agreed with this. I use H-D Syn 3 20W50 oil in the engine but I prefer to run either Harley's primary and transmission lube or one of the other manufacturers lubricants in the transmission. If you use another manufacturer's lubricant, go to their website and check for compatibility for use in your Sportster.

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Apr 10, 2011 | 2002 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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Transmission fluid levels


The primary case is not marked. The book says that between 32 and 40 ounces of oil is to be used in the primary/transmission case. This oil lubricates both the primary chain and sprockets as well as all the gears in the transmission. The oil will not be visible inside the case. If it were, there would be too much oil and it would make the clutch "drag" making it impossible to find neutral with the engine running. The sprockets and chain are lubricated by a mist of oil generated by the starter ring gear on the outer clutch drum slinging the oil all in the primary case when the engine is running.

Some of the older Sportsters had a threaded hole with a screw in it towards the bottom of the forward end of the case. One would remove the screw and fill the primary until it started to run out of the hole.

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Oil for a Harley Davidson Sportster 1991


Harley-Davidson recommends their 20W50 petroleum based oil for the engine. You can use the H-D Syn 3 20W50 synthetic oil in the engine but I don't recommend it in the primary/transmission area. You can use any 20W50 oil as long as the API rating has a "C" rating for use in diesel engines. Look for the round circle somewhere on the container that had the API initials in it. It should say something like "SJ/CG". What you're looking for the "C" rating. If you wish to use a specific brand of oil, got to their website and look for their recommendations.

In the transmission, Harley recommends their Semi-Synthetic Primary and Transmission lubricant for Sportsters. The lube lubricates both the primary and the transmission on the Sportster. I don't recommmend full synthetic transmission lube on any bike built before 1995 as it will cause the gears to run noisey. In 1995, Harley changed the back cut on the gears and this made use of full synthetic lube more quiet running. Of course, you can use the full synthetic from a lubrication view point. It's just a bit noisey for my taste.

Whatever you use, make sure you go online and check the manufacturer's suggestion for use.

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1994 harley davidson sportster What type and how much clutch fluid


The lubricant in the primary is also the transmission lubricant. I've always used H-D primary transmission lubricant for Sportster. It takes one quart.

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Where do you add transmission fluid, what kind, and how much do you add to a 1993 883 Harley Davidson?


The transmission and primary are lubed by the same lubricant. You pour one quart into the inspection hole at the top of the primary cover. Use H-D primary & transmission lube for Sportsters.

May 21, 2010 | 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883

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How to change transfer case oil


I assume that by the term "transfer case", you're talking about the primary drive and transmission on your Sportster. The lubricant that you pour into the primary case also lubes the transmission. Not so on a Big Twin as they each have their own lubricants.

On the Sporty, theres a drain plug on the bottom of the primary case near the rear end of it. I'm pretty sure it uses a Torx driver to remove it. Drain the oil and refill with H-D primary & trans lube for Sportsters. Remove the derby cover at the rear of the primary cover and fill the primary until the oil level is even with the clutch pressure spring with the bike standing straight up. Replace the derby cover.

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