Ok guys, new here, searched the forums first, now with my questions.
1. I adjusted the clutch as per the video in the sticky post above. I got the cable adjusted with the least mount of play as possible damn near 1/16 of play (I prefer the clutch point out farther and was hoping that would do the trick after the adjustment). After I got all the fluids in I started it up and put it into gear. There is a loud bang.
Try holding the clutch in for 3-4 seconds before putting her in gear and the bang will not be quite as bad. Also, if you changed the trans fluid and refilled with the HD+ Formula, I would suggest using either Redline Shock Proof or Spectro Full Synthetic in the Trans. The HD+ Formula works well in the Primary but the other 2 mentioned will make a huge difference in the trans. Another thing to make sure of is to adjust the clutch on a completely cold bike.
Now I know it was banging loud when I got the bike. I know that H-Ds are apparently noisy in that department. My problem is I can't tell if it is louder than before or just my imagination. And if it is my imagination, Is that banging doing damage?
I am able to find neutral a bit easier after the adjustment so that is a good thing because it was driving me nuts when I first got the bike.
For the adjustment I did a half turn back not a full turn. Also I am using the H-D primary/tranny oil, not the Syn3 stuff.
As a matter of fact for this first change I used all regular H-D oils non-syn till I can decide what I want to go with. In my old bikes I used Mobile 1 full syth because I could get it locally at any auto zone or Advance auto. Now with the separate tranny fluid and Primary fluid, I need to investigate more since this is the first street bike I have owned that requires those liquids.
2. The filter seemed to be on real tight and the cap filter wrench I bought was having a hard time griping it. I had to Tap it onto the filter with a hammer lightly to seat all the way and then had to really wrench it.
THe HD End Cap Wrench makes changing the filter an easy job - http://www.harley-davidson.com/store...-filter-wrench
When I put the new one on it was hand tight which wasn't much since there is no room to really grip it good with your hand to tighten it. After start up no visible leaks.
Any tips or tricks. I'm half tempted to find a K&N with a nut on the end of it to make life easier. I could care less about the filter being chrome since I plan on slowly blacking out the bike anyway.
3. Primary fluid, what are you guys using to measure it out? the 2013 calls for 38oz so I poured 1 quart (32os) then used the side of the empty quart and measured 6oz more (half way between the 4 and 8 marker). If it is a hair off either way is it going to cause problems?
A tad to little is better than a tad to much. I would suggest filling the primary with the bike in the straight up position until the fluid just contacts the bottom of the clutch basket. Mine usually takes only an oz. or so more than a full quart.
Thanks for the help,