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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Red Line V-Twin Transmission Oil with ShockProof

To start, I applaud the new sub-forum, great idea.

On my 15,000 mile oil change a few months ago, I switched to Red Line from Syn3. I don't know if the engine oil or primary is significantly better than some other good ones that wouldn't disappoint, but I was truly surprised and very satisfied with how Red Line's transmission oil with ShockProof worked. Shifting was and is worlds smoother and quieter, can't imagine switching to any other for the tranny. Get mine at a local Cycle Gear, always seems to be on hand.

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I agree, the shockproof made a noticeable difference in the transmission-smoother and quieter. Not sure the primary synthetic fluid may not be too slick for the clutch though. Started having some slippage until I went back to regular Harley primary fluid.


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I'll be dumping the redline in mine fist chance I get.. Take apart a tranny with redline at 50K and tell me what is stuck in all the bearings. Caked up redline that is too thick for a Harley tranny. Just my personal experience. Never again good riddance. Mobil 1 75W90.
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I'll be dumping the redline in mine fist chance I get.. Take apart a tranny with redline at 50K and tell me what is stuck in all the bearings. Caked up redline that is too thick for a Harley tranny. Just my personal experience. Never again good riddance. Mobil 1 75W90.
Just curious, was that with RL Shock proof gear oil or Shock proof trans oil ?

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As an Amsoil dealer I suggest this for the transmission:



If you think you want to try 75w90 then go with Amsoil's. Either is a good choice, I use 75w110.


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My dealer even uses and recommends the Redline in the tranny. They do strongly recommend the Harley primary fluid though. I am satisfied with the redline in my transmission so far...
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I have been running Redline Shockproof in mine for 20k miles and am very happy with it.

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I'm a fan of the RL trans oil as well. Noticed a big difference when switching over. Neutral is a piece of cake now. I'll be making a trip to cycle gear soon


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'Was surprised the difference that the RL made in the tranny!

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I've been running Red Line Engine & Shock Proof for 13K. I was using there primary fluid, but had a slipping clutch problem. I went back to HD Formula+ & no other clutch issues.


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