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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2014, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Fluid change interval

My 2013 FLTRU manual lists the primary fluid change at 10K and the transmission at 20 K. Bike has a stock 103 and six speed.

My wife's 2004 FLTR has a stock 88 and 5 speed. The interval is listed as 5K for all

Is there a serve bulletin that changes interval on the 2004 to reflect the new interval. Is there something internally that allows the newer bikes to go longer without changing fluid.

I run syn 3 in all holes in both bikes.

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I am not sure but HD may not have used synthetic oil in the primary and transmission in 2004.
Get rid of the syn3 in the transmission and put some 74w90 or 75w140 synthetic gear lube in the transmission, your trans will work better and last longer.


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I agree, Red Line Heavy Shockproof in both Trans.


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I don't care what Harley says , I change the primary at every motor oil change and the trans every other oil change

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Oil is cheep

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I don't care what Harley says , I change the primary at every motor oil change and the trans every other oil change

Redline in all three holes

Oil is cheep

JtB
You pull the primary cover off and inspect at those same intervals Jack ro just the derby cover? And if so, do you replace the primary gasket plus O-ring? Curious, because I just installed my Hayden tensioner and saw no need to replace the gasket on the primary cover. Seems to be OK so far....

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You pull the primary cover off and inspect at those same intervals Jack ro just the derby cover? And if so, do you replace the primary gasket plus O-ring? Curious, because I just installed my Hayden tensioner and saw no need to replace the gasket on the primary cover. Seems to be OK so far....

You got the rubber ring? I'm still running the OEM one from 2011. Those things are great.








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I still have the original rubber on the derby as well , why change it if it aint leaking ?

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The interval change had nothing to do with the type of oil the MoCo uses. They changed the interval because the EPA slapped their pee pee for ripping off consumers and wasting resources. The old 5k primary / 10k trans was set to pad the dealers pockets. IIRC the fork fluid interval changed from 20k to 50k as well without any changes as well.

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You got the rubber ring? I'm still running the OEM one from 2011. Those things are great.
+1. I bought a replacement Derby cover gasket (ring style) but kept using the original. I like the oem much better.

I been using the same primary cover gasket since I changed it in 2010 also. I didn't need to change it back then but figured I had it, so what the hell.

I change engine and primary oil every 5K and Trans 10K . Synthetic in all three holes.

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I change them all every service but after seeing how clean the trans fluid was last change I'll just let it go for 10-15k this time around. I also have been reusing the same derby cover gasket since new but I change the drain plug o-rings every time I pull the drain plug.


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