Can smell the gear oil

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by david26, May 29, 2009.

  1. david26

    david26 Active Member

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    Went to the mobil 1 75-90 in my tranny at my first service on my 09 dyna and am now planing on switching to the spectro 6 speed at 5000 since every one seems to like it so much and i found a local place that carrys it but right now when i get off the bike after a long ride i will get a quik wiff of the gear oil , I dont seem to have any leak and was wondering if anyone else notic this or should I be concerend about it

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If you can smell it, probably it's leaking somewhere. Start with the drain plug and check there, maybe it needs a new washer on it. From there it's a search and locate mission.
     
  3. bradp

    bradp Member

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    I have noticed the same thing. Oil level is good, no visible leaks. 09 FLHRC. Go figger.
     
  4. Dan89FLSTC

    Dan89FLSTC Banned

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    Check the tranny vent line, make sure it is not kinked or blocked. It doesn`t take much gear oil to make a stink...
     
  5. Marten

    Marten Member

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    Running Amsoil 75/140 no smell in tranny on 07 RK great improvement , no smell.
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    i can smell the spectro after long rides esp if its been high speed just a whiff and gone .. its bright red so i would see the leak i think its just trans breathing
     
  7. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    After really pounding on it I get that slight smell of gear oil as well,level never goes down and the the vent tube is dry
     
  8. 00BUCKSHOT

    00BUCKSHOT Junior Member

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    i get a wiff every now and then but i'm not worried as long as the level stays correct
     
  9. larryjmiller

    larryjmiller Junior Member

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    09 RK with redline with shockproof. Have been able to smell the gear oil since day one after things get nice and warm. Checked several times. No leaks. I think it is just from the vent. Odor does not last long and is gone as soon as she cools off.
     
  10. Lancer

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    I have noticed the same on mine, usually just a quick wiff when I pull in the garage and shut her down. No leaks, I guess just a satisfied burp after a nice ride. Using Spectro Platinum.