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Old Nov 13th, 2011, 03:49 PM     #1
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primary oil ???

gotta change oil in primary on a 1996 harley sporster 1200 c . THE HARLEY DEALER GAVE ME harley 20-50w sae oil .. their brand . It calls for 32 ounces
This is the right oil\lube to use ? Thanks in advance .
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Old Nov 13th, 2011, 03:51 PM     #2
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gotta change oil in primary on a 1996 harley sporster 1200 c . THE HARLEY DEALER GAVE ME harley 20-50w sae oil .. their brand . It calls for 32 ounces
This is the right oil\lube to use ? Thanks in advance .
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Old Nov 13th, 2011, 04:20 PM     #3
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Harley formula+ is an oil i have used in my sportster for a few years now i previously used Harley sport trans fluid both have given me no problems

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Old Nov 13th, 2011, 10:00 PM     #4
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Re: primary oil ???

Wonder why the dealer gave you engine oil (even though it would work) instead of the Formula+ (Harley recommended) they sell that is made for that very purpose?
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Old Nov 14th, 2011, 10:21 PM     #5
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thats what had me concerned . but thanks ffor the replies though . now just finding time to do it
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Old Nov 15th, 2011, 04:37 AM     #6
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If you're concerned, save the engine oil for the engine and go buy the Formula+ for the primary/tranny.

You'll need engine oil for the future change. I'd put in whatever makes you feel comfortable.

There are other brands of oil for the primary/tranny on the Sportster.
Bel-Ray, Spectro, etc., etc......
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