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  • Sunny Jim Posts: 35
    Stock Poster Sunny Jim
    16 Jun 2017 11:53 PM
    You lads keeping an eye on your gearbox oil levels I hope. Mines Down over 4 ounces and another M8 down 6 ounces. This issue isn't going away in the states. 
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3312
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    17 Jun 2017 09:34 AM
    Posted by Sunny Jim on 16 Jun 2017 11:23 PM
    You lads keeping an eye on your gearbox oil levels I hope. Mines Down over 4 ounces and another M8 down 6 ounces. This issue isn't going away in the states. 

     Mine all good, only done 2,000kms, we have another one in our Club that has 12,000Kms, and no probs


  • chinashop bull Posts: 3611
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free
  • Baloffski Posts: 470
    Victoria
    Stage 1 Poster Baloffski
    18 Jun 2017 12:04 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     Reckon you'll be cruising beautifully with V & H and deep throat China Bull, OR you'll be breathing fire..

  • chriso Posts: 2089
    south canberra
    Motor Head chriso
    20 Jun 2017 06:23 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

  • chinashop bull Posts: 3611
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    20 Jun 2017 07:17 AM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 05:53 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

     Rinehart still not in production and I wasn't prepared to wait. 

    Anyhoo, I picked her up yesterday morning.  Sounds much better now.  Got no intelligible answer as to where all the gearbox oil went or what caused the vibration.  They basically said, put some miles on it and see how it goes.

    Now I need to see Dyno Harley for a decent tune and see what she is making. 

  • mickle Posts: 1691
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    20 Jun 2017 07:27 AM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 06:23 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

     He seen the light.

  • Hilly Posts: 1040
    Townsville
    Performance Poster Hilly
    20 Jun 2017 07:36 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 20 Jun 2017 06:47 AM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 05:53 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

     Rinehart still not in production and I wasn't prepared to wait. 

    Anyhoo, I picked her up yesterday morning.  Sounds much better now.  Got no intelligible answer as to where all the gearbox oil went or what caused the vibration.  They basically said, put some miles on it and see how it goes.

    Now I need to see Dyno Harley for a decent tune and see what she is making. 

     Not terribly helpful but that's what warranty is for I guess.

  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Jun 2017 08:33 AM
    Posted by Hilly on 20 Jun 2017 07:36 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 20 Jun 2017 06:47 AM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 05:53 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

     Rinehart still not in production and I wasn't prepared to wait. 

    Anyhoo, I picked her up yesterday morning.  Sounds much better now.  Got no intelligible answer as to where all the gearbox oil went or what caused the vibration.  They basically said, put some miles on it and see how it goes.

    Now I need to see Dyno Harley for a decent tune and see what she is making. 

     Not terribly helpful but that's what warranty is for I guess.

     But why should we have to break/seize things first before they do some preventive repairs Hilly. There seems to many bikes with the same issue for it to be a one off. Guess HD plays the numbers game hoping most these bikes wont do decent klm before the warranty expires and your on your own. 

  • JR888 Posts: 70
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    20 Jun 2017 09:20 AM
    Posted by Hilly on 20 Jun 2017 07:36 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 20 Jun 2017 06:47 AM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 05:53 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

     Rinehart still not in production and I wasn't prepared to wait. 

    Anyhoo, I picked her up yesterday morning.  Sounds much better now.  Got no intelligible answer as to where all the gearbox oil went or what caused the vibration.  They basically said, put some miles on it and see how it goes.

    Now I need to see Dyno Harley for a decent tune and see what she is making. 

     Not terribly helpful but that's what warranty is for I guess.

     Warranty is all very fine, but it's the inconvenience of your bike being off the road while they fix (hopefully) the damage. You would more than likely have to wait for the parts to come from the states.

  • JR888 Posts: 70
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    20 Jun 2017 09:23 AM
    All this talk of gearbox oil has me puzzled. The Road King only has 1 dipstick and when I quizzed the sales guy he said that was all there was to check. Is there another oil level I need to be keeping an eye on?
  • chinashop bull Posts: 3611
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    20 Jun 2017 09:24 AM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 09:20 AM

     Warranty is all very fine, but it's the inconvenience of your bike being off the road while they fix (hopefully) the damage. You would more than likely have to wait for the parts to come from the states.

     Yes that sucks.  In my case, I'm likely to be a long way from home when / if it does break down.  1st time I was in Yarrawonga and it took 8 hours to get a suitable tow.  2nd time it had the decency to wait until I was a kay from home returning from Port Fairy.

  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Jun 2017 09:51 AM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 09:23 AM
    All this talk of gearbox oil has me puzzled. The Road King only has 1 dipstick and when I quizzed the sales guy he said that was all there was to check. Is there another oil level I need to be keeping an eye on?

     There are two dipsticks, one for gearbox oil and one for engine oil. Both on the same side of the motor.

  • JR888 Posts: 70
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    20 Jun 2017 12:21 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Jun 2017 09:51 AM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 09:23 AM
    All this talk of gearbox oil has me puzzled. The Road King only has 1 dipstick and when I quizzed the sales guy he said that was all there was to check. Is there another oil level I need to be keeping an eye on?

     There are two dipsticks, one for gearbox oil and one for engine oil. Both on the same side of the motor.

     Is that the plug that you need an Allen key for?

  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Jun 2017 12:41 PM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 12:21 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Jun 2017 09:51 AM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 09:23 AM
    All this talk of gearbox oil has me puzzled. The Road King only has 1 dipstick and when I quizzed the sales guy he said that was all there was to check. Is there another oil level I need to be keeping an eye on?

     There are two dipsticks, one for gearbox oil and one for engine oil. Both on the same side of the motor.

     Is that the plug that you need an Allen key for?

     Gearbox oil you need the allen key for. When you pull that plug out there is a dipstick attached

  • JR888 Posts: 70
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    20 Jun 2017 01:59 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Jun 2017 12:41 PM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 12:21 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Jun 2017 09:51 AM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 09:23 AM
    All this talk of gearbox oil has me puzzled. The Road King only has 1 dipstick and when I quizzed the sales guy he said that was all there was to check. Is there another oil level I need to be keeping an eye on?

     There are two dipsticks, one for gearbox oil and one for engine oil. Both on the same side of the motor.

     Is that the plug that you need an Allen key for?

     Gearbox oil you need the allen key for. When you pull that plug out there is a dipstick attached

     Nice of the sales guy not to say anything when so many are having problems. I actually quizzed him about there only being the one (obvious) dipstick and he said that was all I needed to check on the new motors.

  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    20 Jun 2017 02:10 PM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 01:59 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Jun 2017 12:41 PM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 12:21 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 20 Jun 2017 09:51 AM
    Posted by JR888 on 20 Jun 2017 09:23 AM
    All this talk of gearbox oil has me puzzled. The Road King only has 1 dipstick and when I quizzed the sales guy he said that was all there was to check. Is there another oil level I need to be keeping an eye on?

     There are two dipsticks, one for gearbox oil and one for engine oil. Both on the same side of the motor.

     Is that the plug that you need an Allen key for?

     Gearbox oil you need the allen key for. When you pull that plug out there is a dipstick attached

     Nice of the sales guy not to say anything when so many are having problems. I actually quizzed him about there only being the one (obvious) dipstick and he said that was all I needed to check on the new motors.

     Being the devils advocate, usually there is no requirement to check the gearbox on the older  twin cam motors so perhaps they had no reason to believe there may be an issue with the new motors. Many of us have changed the std oil in the gearbox for lets say a better product so we are aware of the routine checking of the dipstick just for peace of mind. 

  • chriso Posts: 2089
    south canberra
    Motor Head chriso
    20 Jun 2017 09:26 PM
    Posted by mickle on 20 Jun 2017 06:57 AM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 06:23 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

     He seen the light.

    V&H over Rinehart...

     A lot of people would find that debatable

  • mickle Posts: 1691
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    21 Jun 2017 05:58 PM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 09:26 PM
    Posted by mickle on 20 Jun 2017 06:57 AM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 06:23 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

     He seen the light.

    V&H over Rinehart...

     A lot of people would find that debatable

     Something wrong with your ears, have you not heard mine? music to the ears, performance difference is debatable.

  • STEAMER Posts: 94
    East Coast Oz
    Stock Poster STEAMER
    21 Jun 2017 07:03 PM
    Posted by chriso on 20 Jun 2017 06:23 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 17 Jun 2017 06:48 PM
    I get back from Japan Sunday and pick up the CVO from the dealer before work Monday. Second oil loss issue in 3 weekends riding. At least she will have V&H power duals and a heavy breather. Hope the next 1,700km are trouble free

     what happened to the Rinehart?

     Jeana Rinehart is prob stashing the cash away

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