Yep got the same run around. I for one will not buy another Harley until they get this fixed. Guess I.m stuck with this bike for awhile. I really wanted one of those 117" Road Glides. It's just not worth the risks. Have fun!
From what I have read there are several fixes out there but most are not holding up to the test of time across all afflicted bikes.
I took the liberty to note the top three (3) fixes IMHO for the 'transfer of trans oil to the primary' design flaw as of August 2018; time will tell which one of these fixes really works or if some other "root cause" fix arises in the future.
1) $tonecold developed a fix; here is a link: https://www.hdforums.com/forum/milwa...fix-is-in.html
. Not sure if this addresses the "root cause" of Harley's design flaw. The fix itself is not very robust IMHO.
2) Baker Drivetrain has another fix. They redesigned the hydraulic side cover that goes on the right side of the trans. This fix may have identified and addressed the "root cause".
3) MOCO apparently is adding an vent near the top of the primary on 2019's; not sure if this fix is true, or just pure rumor. Some installations have been executed, but this looks more like a bandaid. Does MOCO have real engineers working this issue or is this some summer intern's busy work?
I am holding off on buying an M8 until Harley resolves this design flaw. I don't relish the idea that every 1K miles or so I have to stop and check my trans oil level, especially since it is a very expensive new bike that is suppose to be a touring bike. I shouldn't have to even think about it.
How the heck is Harley going to compete against other bike manufacturers in the "Adventure bike market" that they want to break into if they have this poor reliability rap against them?
I really want Harley to succeed but they have to be more responsive to customer complaints and solve these 'piss ant problems' in a timely manner; letting this problem linger on and on for two years doesn't build any confidence in the reliability of Harley products in the marketplace that spans the globe.
Maybe the head of Engineering should resign.