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transmission on 13 RG seems a little more noisy??

First off let me say that yes I know Harley transmissions have the clunk.... now that's out of the way I recently purchased a 13 RG with 6k miles and the transmission clunk seems to be much more than my other harleys. I had a 11 WG with the 6 speed but other than that all by other bikes where 5 speeds. The bike has F+ in the transmission right now. Maybe this is normal in the newer transmissions or something I should be concerned with??
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First off let me say that yes I know Harley transmissions have the clunk.... now that's out of the way I recently purchased a 13 RG with 6k miles and the transmission clunk seems to be much more than my other harleys. I had a 11 WG with the 6 speed but other than that all by other bikes where 5 speeds. The bike has F+ in the transmission right now. Maybe this is normal in the newer transmissions or something I should be concerned with??
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Leave the F+ in it check clutch adjustment and primary lube.
The so called clunk is more about primary and cultch than gear box.


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the bike just had 6k mile service complete at HD dealership so I would think the primary lube and clutch adjustment is good. It hasn't worsened any since the service 500 miles ago but then again who knows!?!?!
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I use Harley trans/primary oil in the primary but I use Mobil 1 or Valvoline 75w140 gear lube in the transmission. Don't use engine oil in the transmission use gear lube.
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I'm thinking about switching to that 75w 140 in the tranny. Just wanted to be sure that it was safe to run in these newer transmissions. I ran 75w 140 gear lube and Redline shockproof in my older softails with the 5 speeds.
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I'm thinking about switching to that 75w 140 in the tranny. Just wanted to be sure that it was safe to run in these newer transmissions. I ran 75w 140 gear lube and Redline shockproof in my older softails with the 5 speeds.
I been running red line in my 2010 since new , heavy gear oil and Vtwin trans oil. If I lived up north I might use the light gear oil. Not sure what viscosity their Vtwin trans oil is.
Been using Red Line heavy in shovels, Evo's and Twin cams for over 25 years with out fail.
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I'm thinking about switching to that 75w 140 in the tranny. Just wanted to be sure that it was safe to run in these newer transmissions. I ran 75w 140 gear lube and Redline shockproof in my older softails with the 5 speeds.

The 6 speed isn't what I would consider a newer style transmission, the 6 speed trans has been in the touring model Harleys since 2007 (9 years) and in the Dyna,s since 2006 (10 years)


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Ironmark, I'm well aware of how long the 6 speed transmisson has been out.... what I didn't know was if any changes have been made to it that what be affected by different lubes/oil
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Ironmark, I'm well aware of how long the 6 speed transmisson has been out.... what I didn't know was if any changes have been made to it that what be affected by different lubes/oil
Beside putting in the 6th gear in the transmissions the 5 and 6 speeds are basicly the same gear box, gear lube should be put in both the 5 and 6 speed transmissions IMO


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