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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Changing all oils or only 2 of 3

Hey All, I usually change my oil every 3k miles. This may be over kill but I do this with all my vehicles. I was thinking of only changing the engine and trans oils this time and doing the primary every other time. This may be dangerous to ask but, any thoughts? :-)


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Wasting $$$ IMO. The HD touring service manual maintenance schedule says the engine oil should be changed every 5,000 miles and the primary oil should be changed every 10,000 miles and the transmission oil every 20,000 miles.
It doesn't hurt to change the oil early especially the engine oil but you don't need to do the primary or trans as often.
You should put 75w90 or 75w140 gear lube in the trans it is better than using engine oil.


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Got to agree with Ironmark , especially if your running synthetic.

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Got to agree with Ironmark , especially if your running synthetic.
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I do the engine and primary every 3-4 thousand. The trans usually twice a year and I use gear oil in it.

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i found what worked the best for me was to change the engine and primary oil at 5k. do the clutch adjustment before you start, then warm up the oil to drain it. afterwards, bike felt like a new bike all over again.

spec on trans is 20k. i did it at 10k just cause it was easier to remember to do the engine and primary every 5, and then the trans every 10

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I change all every 5k.


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I change all 3 every 5k. I use 75/140 in the tranny. Also use synthetic. The oil always looks almost as new as when I put it in, so I'm sure I could run it longer, but it makes my OCD feel better to change it every 5k.


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I change the engine oil every 5k and the Trans and primary at the start of the riding season.

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