primary...clutch basket...

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by bio_research, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. bio_research

    bio_research Member Contributor

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    O.K., this might sound dumb, but oh well... I have built cars and work on them regularly, but this is my first bike... I just got my bike back from the 10k service and the clutch was slipping... I popped off the primary side cover and I can't even see any oil in there... Everything says is should be at the bottom of the "clutch basket" Someone else told me to the bottom of actual primary case (bottom edge of the circle opening) Does anyone have any help they can offer... It's a 2008 nightster... Does anyone have a pic of where the level should be?
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    You should be able to see oil at the bottom of the clutch basket when on the jiffy stand. If not they forgot to fill it.
     
  3. bio_research

    bio_research Member Contributor

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    what is the bottom of the clutch basket on the bike... I can't even feel any oil with my finger unless I get all the way in there... it is the closer cast aluminum part that the cable hooks to?

    Sorry...
     
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    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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  5. bio_research

    bio_research Member Contributor

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    I decided to ask my 22 month old daughter for some help... She seems to know her stuff...

    I included a pic so you can see that the oil primary oil was low... the bike was level... you can see there is space at the bottom of the clutch basket. She adjusted the clutch cable and the clutch and added some primary oil... Seems to work great now.
     

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  6. DFHarley19

    DFHarley19 Active Member

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    From what I see, it is not low. The level of oil should be at bottom of clutch just like yours. If you dont have service manual then get one. You will see them in there.
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes it seems like your daughter and her friends work at the dealership! :newsmile026:
     
  8. bio_research

    bio_research Member Contributor

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    From what everything said the oil was low... it wasn't even ouching the clutch... I guess it looks like it in the pic. It was about .25"-.5" away when level.
     
  9. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    I guess she does know her stuff. Keep training her, she could be handy when you get Old like me(lol).
    tourbox
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Seems to me if you paid for a 10k service, the fluid levels should have been changed or at least noted, you may have questions for whom ever did the service, or did I mis read this?