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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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M8 oil migration

Saw this on a forum here in the UK

https://www.facebook.com/groups/5660...7490579787059/

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 07:28 AM
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If its the same thing as this, it's legit.

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It seems to be dying off and I don't know if it's because people are tired of talking about it or if the MoCo is getting a handle on it. Just like the sumping issue; it seems like you are hearing even less about that too.

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When the M8 came out, it came with a new trap door bearing. Just one. One of them was new style and one was still the old style. New on the main shaft, old on the countershaft. In 18 they swapped the positions front to rear. Same mix of bearings, just repositioned front to rear. And in 18 the issue seemed to go away.
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Then of course the internet really blew it up . My RGU is an early 2017. At one point is seemed like it might have transferred a bit but . Close inspection and watch , it does not 24,000 miles on it now.
tugging the sidecar put more stress on it than riding a normal one down the road.
The internet is built on a lot of crap. Heck they are still trying to sell stabilizers to stop the death wobble on the new frame bikes
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My transfer didnít start till somewhere in the 25K range (early 17 bought in 11/16)
Once it started it just got worse for me (11 ounces left in transmission). I used the fix in the 2nd post and have about 25k on it with no more transfer and no more worries .
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I have the migration issue. I'm still trying to figure out why this is my problem to research and fix and the the company that sold me a 30K motorcycle. If this is the fix, HD should be installing it, not me.
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My í18 RGS has the oil migration too. I had the stealer do the 1,000-mile service back in June, I checked the transmission oil level for the first time at around 2,600 miles and not a drop of oil registered on the dip stick. I promptly took it into the dealer and told them I thought I had an oil migration issue, and they looked at me like I had two heads. Of course they said they never heard of such an issue (BS) and I responded ďwell I find that hard to believe given how many people online are reporting the problem, but if itís not that, and since there is no oil leak, it can only mean you had a buffoon work on my bike that forgot to refill my transmission, so which is it?Ē Funny how quickly they remembered seeing something about a service bulletin on the matter. The bottom line is mine was down 7 oz in just 1,600 miles and Harley gave me some BS that they consider it within normal parameters, but the dealer reassured me (sarcasm) an said they would monitor it when I brought it in for the 5k service (like Iím going to give those F#ck$ any more of my hard-earned money). Unless someone is successful starting a class action lawsuit I think we are screwed and we will just have to check, add, and drain the oil often. After 29-years of brand loyalty, this is most likely the last new HD I will own unless they can seriously get their crap together; besides after seeing the price they put on that POS Livewire, I donít see them being around too many more years anyways.
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I have to laugh every time I see someone say their bike hasn't had a problem. What does that have to do with everyone who has had the sumping or migrating issues?
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I have to laugh every time I see someone say their bike hasn't had a problem. What does that have to do with everyone who has had the sumping or migrating issues?

Nothing but I guess people feel like they have to mention it since when there is a problem people act they all do it. Just part of the internet and social media game I guess.
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