Transmission Oil Smells weird - Page 2 - Road Glide Forums
Fluids and Lubricants discussion of all fluids and lubricants

 22Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-05-2019, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Skip Vargas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic Berserker View Post
Makes me want to get one

2019 ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL
Stage 11 Torque Cam
Skip Vargas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 05:33 AM
Life Member
 
geo8866's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skip Vargas View Post
2019 RGS at 1,500 miles with new motor at 500 miles on it. So I've been checking my fluids every ride and ride I pretty hard when i ride. But the trans oil has a funny smell to it and it looks clear as can be on the dip stick. All 3-holes have SYN3 recommended from MOCO tech do to the new motor. Maybe when they did the 1,000 mile service that had the break in oil and switched to SYN3 it puts out a different smell until the next oil change.
Am I reading this right? Your 19 bike has 1,500 miles on it but the engine only has 500 miles. Did you have to replace your engine already or am I reading this wrong?
Bruce00 likes this.

2017 RGS Hard Candy Hot Rod Red Flake
geo8866 is offline  
post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 05:36 AM
Life Member
 
geo8866's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thermodyne View Post
It might not smell like the syn 3 left in the bottle, since it will be mixed with a little of the original gear oil.

Now here's the thing, syn 3 is not what the MoCo recommends for that gear box. If you look in the manuals they recommend Formula+, which is gear oil. syn three can pass the tests they rate gear oil under, but it con not have the additional high pressure additives such as zinc. I would would spend $10, drain the motor oil out and put gear oil back in. Either formula+ or synthetic gear oil from Wally's.
Thermodyne, Do you have an opinion on the new Harley 80/140 gear oil?

2017 RGS Hard Candy Hot Rod Red Flake
geo8866 is offline  
 
post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 06:56 AM
Life Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,470
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic Berserker View Post
Makes me want to get one
I have 1000 miles on my Himalayan now. Seeing places I could never ever see on the Harley. You'd probably need a KTM or BMW for the larger rider triangle.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2018 Road Glide Special, 2018 Moto Guzzi V7III Carbon, 1975 KT250 Trials

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
twowheeladdict is offline  
post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 08:21 AM
Life Member
 
Thermodyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 1,612
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by geo8866 View Post
Thermodyne, Do you have an opinion on the new Harley 80/140 gear oil?
Nope.

With that said, there's no reason you couldn't run synthetic 80/140 in a Harley trans. People have been running 80/140 in 5 speeds sice before there was synthetic.
geo8866 likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Thermodyne is offline  
post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 08:24 AM
Life Member
 
Thermodyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: South Central PA
Posts: 1,612
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skip Vargas View Post
Sounds like I may have miss understood the tech, but i will call tomorrow and make sure. If he did use SYN3 then i will dump it and run gear oil for the gear box. Thank you for the info
The most profitable oil the MoCo sells is syn3. And by using one oil, there is only one partial bottle left over, instead of two.

Also, the MoCo schools up techs on the virtues of syn3, basically the same stuff you see in oil ads. And while it is arguable better for the engine, the same does not hold true for the other holes.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Thermodyne is offline  
post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 10:04 AM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: In the Woods of PA
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by geo8866 View Post
Am I reading this right? Your 19 bike has 1,500 miles on it but the engine only has 500 miles. Did you have to replace your engine already or am I reading this wrong?
I am also interested in what happened. Hope to hear about this.
beerhunter is offline  
post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Skip Vargas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by geo8866 View Post
Am I reading this right? Your 19 bike has 1,500 miles on it but the engine only has 500 miles. Did you have to replace your engine already or am I reading this wrong?
Yes you read it correctly.

My motor had noises and it started at about 40-miles on the bike, brought to the dealer and they said put more miles on it. I then started recording the noises and mileage and emailed it to the dealer who then sent it to moco with a reference number.

After i had enough and dropped my bike off with 900 miles on it and demanded they fix it or give me another bike on the floor. From there moco wanted my ECM down load and to tear the cam chest open, then the dealer found a lifter bore scored. Then moco wanted a top end tear down after they scoped it and found some scratches on the rear cylinder they flew out a tech specialist.

Now i have 650 miles on the new motor

Within 24hrs the tech specialist expedited a new complete motor with a new stage 2 cam kit and they threw in the 1,000 service... I have to say that the dealer and moco really took care of this issue, so as long as you don't put an aftermarket tuner on your bike you won't have any issues with factory warranty
Bruce00 and geo8866 like this.

2019 ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL
Stage 11 Torque Cam

Last edited by Skip Vargas; 05-06-2019 at 06:38 PM.
Skip Vargas is offline  
post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Skip Vargas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thermodyne View Post
It might not smell like the syn 3 left in the bottle, since it will be mixed with a little of the original gear oil.

Now here's the thing, syn 3 is not what the MoCo recommends for that gear box. If you look in the manuals they recommend Formula+, which is gear oil. syn three can pass the tests they rate gear oil under, but it con not have the additional high pressure additives such as zinc. I would would spend $10, drain the motor oil out and put gear oil back in. Either formula+ or synthetic gear oil from Wally's.
You are right about that, called the dealer and they did use the Formula+ in the gear box.. Thank you, man it has a very lite odor but i couldn't call it

2019 ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL
Stage 11 Torque Cam
Skip Vargas is offline  
post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 08:22 PM
Grey beard
 
Bruce00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Dirty Jersey
Posts: 993
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skip Vargas View Post
Yes you read it correctly.

My motor had noises and it started at about 40-miles on the bike, brought to the dealer and they said put more miles on it. I then started recording the noises and mileage and emailed it to the dealer who then sent it to moco with a reference number.

After i had enough and dropped my bike off with 900 miles on it and demanded they fix it or give me another bike on the floor. From there moco wanted my ECM down load and to tear the cam chest open, then the dealer found a lifter bore scored. Then moco wanted a top end tear down after they scoped it and found some scratches on the rear cylinder they flew out a tech specialist.

Now i have 650 miles on the new motor

Within 24hrs the tech specialist expedited a new complete motor with a new stage 2 cam kit and they threw in the 1,000 service... I have to say that the dealer and moco really took care of this issue, so as long as you don't put an aftermarket tuner on your bike you won't have any issues with factory warranty

Sorry for all your issues, but glad to hear they took care of you.
I also read your first post and was scratching my head, I just figured it would come out

Wishing you the best of luck in your future miles

2015 RoadGlide Special
Tuned by Jamie @ Fuel Moto w/Rinehart 2>1
Bruce00 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
M8 low transmission fluid ameleo Fluids and Lubricants 11 01-16-2019 03:22 PM
2010 Road Glide Transmission Bearing Rob-B Do-IT-Yourself 1 11-12-2018 06:47 PM
Broke another transmission. I suck gbourdon Engine Related 9 09-15-2014 02:06 PM
Transmission - Rebuild? Replace? gbourdon Engine Related 19 08-08-2014 07:25 AM
Transmission problem vontoughguy Troubleshooting for Road Glides 4 08-19-2010 04:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome