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TESTED-CERTIFIED for use in Harley-Davidson® transmission and primary chaincase applications. Exclusively engineered for Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles, this Heavy Synthetic Gear Oil is intended for use in extreme temperature environments (desert heat or cold weather), frequent two-up riding and heavy load riding applications.

Dual viscosity (SAE 80W-140), heavy weight gear & primary oil was developed with proprietary additives and pure synthetic base stock so it flows better at cold start-up then in high temperatures viscosity behaves like a 140 weight oil to provide maximum
Formulated to maintain the proper coefficient of friction for clutch operation and provide superior lubrication for the primary chain drive
Provides specialized lubricity for the anti-wear requirements of transmission gears across a wider temperature range than mineral based oil
Approved by Harley-Davidson for use in all stages of transmission and primary chaincase life
Not for use in the crankcase as a motor oil

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All H-D® Transmissions and the following primary chaincase applications: ‘71-later XL, ’83-'84 XR1000, '08-'13 XR, and '84-later Big Twin models with wet-type diaphram spring clutch. Not for use in '02-'17 VRSC™ or '15-later XG models.
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I haven't been very happy with the shifting noise,quality and difficulty finding neutral on my 2018 1200 iron.I chalked it up the newness of the bike expecting it to get better in time but it hasn't gotten much better.After reading about this new synthetic 80w140 I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did because it literally fixed all the complaints I mentioned.It shifts smoother,quieter and finding neutral is 100% better I'd recommend this oil,it's worth what it costs.
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I have not tried the Harley version but just used Amsoil Synthetic Transmission fluid in my Road King. So far I'm impressed! It has quieted the clunky shift noise!
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I run it in my 1200C. Made finding neutral easier, but didn't notice a difference otherwise. Didn't expect one either, just like the improved protection over 20/50 in the desert


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Not the HD brand but Spectro Heavy Duty Platinum STL 75W140 .
Worked great but switched to their Heavy Duty Primary & Chaincase Oil which is an SAE85 when I went with the E1 clutch where synthetics aren't recomended.
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