Primary Oil Smell?

Discussion in 'Oil' started by hd4evr, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. hd4evr

    hd4evr Banned

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    I just bought my 2007 SuperGlide with 2200 miles on it....it now has 2700. Anyway, I bought a new derby cover and when I was changing it I noticed a peculiar smell from the primary. It smelled like burnt brake pads or clutch plates? Is this normal? Should I just go ahead and change the primary oil? The clutch seems fine and there are no problems.......I'm just curious as to this smell.
     
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    I would say the clutch or stator is having problems
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    A burnt smell usually indicates a stator going bad.
     
  4. hd4evr

    hd4evr Banned

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    Stator going out at 2700 miles? That'd be unusual I'd think. I'm still under warranty til May 0f 2009.
     
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    That burnt odor, is it similiar to a regular 110v AC motor burning up, which by the way has a very distinctive smell.

    Just curious, as I would like to be able to identify that smell.
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    that smell would be the same as a stator ... ozone we call it at work
     
  7. hd4evr

    hd4evr Banned

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    It smells more like overheated brake pads on a car, or maybe the clutch plates. But the clutch seems fine.
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    brake pads is clutch
     
  9. Dan89FLSTC

    Dan89FLSTC Banned

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    Don`t worry about a bad smell in the primary or transmission, it is gear lube, it stinks.
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I really hope you aren't running gear lube in the primary. Tell me it's not so.