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Doc. Are you sure that your rigidmount holds 3.6 quarts of motor oil? The rubbermount owner's manual had a misprint for a number of years which erroneously stated the motor oil capacity as being 3.6 quarts when the actual capacity was 2.8 quarts.

I agree that when one does a visual check, as shown in the owner's manual, in the primary one quart of lube is slightly overfill, at least in the rubbermount primary. That said, most people add a full quart which couldn't hurt anything except for the theoretical and not at all confirmed possibility of making the clutch stick a little bit more.
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Thanks for pointing it out. Maybe 3 quarts takes it to the top of the dipstick, thus a bit less than 3 quarts is a decent fill.
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I'd recommend buying the service manual as it answers many questions.
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BTW the transmission is separate and some riders use auto trans fluid in the primary, if it is suitable for a wet clutch.
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Dont worry about that trans buddy!! I have been beating on my 1200's for three years now with no problems (just a clutch) Just keep the fluid changed and the primary chain adjusted. I personally run mobile 1 full syn 20/50 in my nightster and in my wifes Buel xb9. Engine and primary, I also change it religiously every 2500 miles. Just my .02 Have fun!!
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ATF would work great, but you would most likely not be happy with the extra gear noise from the tranny that the thin ATF may cause in a sportster transmission
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ATF would work great, but you would most likely not be happy with the extra gear noise from the tranny that the thin ATF may cause in a sportster transmission
When H-D made/labeled their own Sports Trans Fluid, was it ATF?
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When H-D made/labeled their own Sports Trans Fluid, was it ATF?
Would you use fork oil in the trans too???
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Would you use fork oil in the trans too???
Too thin
My question was what was it that H-D sold under the Sport Trans Fluid label?
Just curious.
We already have a very lengthy thread on using trans fluid or otherwise.
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Too thin
My question was what was it that H-D sold under the Sport Trans Fluid label?
Just curious.
We already have a very lengthy thread on using trans fluid or otherwise.
Too thin??? 7 weight ATF is not too thin??? Really??

Sport trans hasn't been made for quite some time now, what?? 2004????

Last I checked SportTrans fluid was a 75-90 gear oil suitable for wet clutch applications.


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Just use molasses or milk whey.
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Too thin??? 7 weight ATF is not too thin?
OK, let me rephrase...inappropriate for gear shear.
Seriously, when I was using Sport Trans Fluid, I thought it was ATF.
Time to end this thread.
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