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  • OILLEAK2008 Posts: 123
    Stock Poster OILLEAK2008
    07 Jul 2019 06:04 PM
    Perhaps we need to start a new 'oil' thread....................
  • tussuck Posts: 2041
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    07 Jul 2019 09:42 PM
    Quoting Oz Dan on 07 Jul 2019 12:42 PM
    If your motor oil is HD SYN 3 then yes you can use that in the transmission......it’s what my dealer puts in routinely. 3 stands for all 3 holes......
    Damn, I'm fucked then as the Sporty only has two holes.  I'll see if I can find some Synth 2
  • Oz Dan Posts: 308
    QLD
    Stage 1 Poster Oz Dan
    07 Jul 2019 09:50 PM
    Lol....didn’t mean to start an oil thread or a search for a third hole.....just pointing out that HD do use engine oil in the transmission. 

    Carry on chaps.....and please, post a pic if you find, and can photograph, your third hole....
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 759
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    07 Jul 2019 10:15 PM
    Just because you can doesn't mean should, has anyone ever asked themselves what the difference is between say a 2016 CVO 6 speed box and a 2012 FL 6 speed box with regard to lubrication? I'll save you the trouble, nothing is the answer, yet HD recommend different oils for each, one considerably dearer than the other, both oils will get you through warranty periods, even extended ones, but one is far better suited to a gearbox than the other.
    Horses for courses, I've no real brand loyalty on oils but I believe completely in using right oil for the application and that's in anything not just Harley's.
    What I have seen to be a big factor in how long something lasts is how it's operated and maintained, no oil can compensate for abuse, it's a no brainer but relevant.
  • Oz Dan Posts: 308
    QLD
    Stage 1 Poster Oz Dan
    10 Jul 2019 08:55 AM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 07 Jul 2019 10:15 PM
    Just because you can doesn't mean should, has anyone ever asked themselves what the difference is between say a 2016 CVO 6 speed box and a 2012 FL 6 speed box with regard to lubrication? I'll save you the trouble, nothing is the answer, yet HD recommend different oils for each, one considerably dearer than the other, both oils will get you through warranty periods, even extended ones, but one is far better suited to a gearbox than the other.
    Horses for courses, I've no real brand loyalty on oils but I believe completely in using right oil for the application and that's in anything not just Harley's.
    What I have seen to be a big factor in how long something lasts is how it's operated and maintained, no oil can compensate for abuse, it's a no brainer but relevant.
    He didn’t ask if he should. He asked if he can, at a pinch. The answer is yes. 
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 759
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    10 Jul 2019 09:46 AM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 07 Jul 2019 10:15 PM
    Just because you can doesn't mean should, has anyone ever asked themselves what the difference is between say a 2016 CVO 6 speed box and a 2012 FL 6 speed box with regard to lubrication? I'll save you the trouble, nothing is the answer, yet HD recommend different oils for each, one considerably dearer than the other, both oils will get you through warranty periods, even extended ones, but one is far better suited to a gearbox than the other.
    Horses for courses, I've no real brand loyalty on oils but I believe completely in using right oil for the application and that's in anything not just Harley's.
    What I have seen to be a big factor in how long something lasts is how it's operated and maintained, no oil can compensate for abuse, it's a no brainer but relevant.
    Quoting Oz Dan on 10 Jul 2019 08:55 AM
    He didn’t ask if he should. He asked if he can, at a pinch. The answer is yes. 
    Can do what he likes, just pointing out what HD does with regards to trans oil.
  • Oz Dan Posts: 308
    QLD
    Stage 1 Poster Oz Dan
    10 Jul 2019 11:19 AM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 07 Jul 2019 10:15 PM
    Just because you can doesn't mean should, has anyone ever asked themselves what the difference is between say a 2016 CVO 6 speed box and a 2012 FL 6 speed box with regard to lubrication? I'll save you the trouble, nothing is the answer, yet HD recommend different oils for each, one considerably dearer than the other, both oils will get you through warranty periods, even extended ones, but one is far better suited to a gearbox than the other.
    Horses for courses, I've no real brand loyalty on oils but I believe completely in using right oil for the application and that's in anything not just Harley's.
    What I have seen to be a big factor in how long something lasts is how it's operated and maintained, no oil can compensate for abuse, it's a no brainer but relevant.
    Quoting Oz Dan on 10 Jul 2019 08:55 AM
    He didn’t ask if he should. He asked if he can, at a pinch. The answer is yes. 
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 10 Jul 2019 09:46 AMedited: 10 Jul 2019 09:54 AM
    Can do what he likes, just pointing out what HD does with regards to trans oil.
    Yeah.....so am I!
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 759
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    10 Jul 2019 11:30 AM
    Quoting Oz Dan on 10 Jul 2019 08:55 AM
    He didn’t ask if he should. He asked if he can, at a pinch. The answer is yes. 
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 10 Jul 2019 09:46 AMedited: 10 Jul 2019 09:54 AM
    Can do what he likes, just pointing out what HD does with regards to trans oil.
    Quoting Oz Dan on 10 Jul 2019 11:19 AM
    Yeah.....so am I!
    Pretty sure I said in my post as well.
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