Primary too full?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by dozerman, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. dozerman

    dozerman Member

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    Got a '05 1200 custom guys. Was rubbin on it a little yesterday and noticed a little oil residue around the shifter shaft. I have changed the primary every time I change the oil (3 times) and always put a whole quart back in. Just wondering if maybe the extra ounces might cause this, or do you reckon I got a seal starting to leak? Never noticed it before and it is time to change oil again. Any experiences with this?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    What does your manual say is the correct amount?
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    There is a seal that's known to leak (shifter)...is it coming out right around where shifter goes into tranny? If so - got a bad seal...primary wouldn't leak if overfull...unless you took cover off - then it goes everywhere.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Always go by the book on the amount to put back in. It has the specs for a reason. Hard shifting and finding neutral are a few of the problems you will have with overfilling.
    This holds true for all compartments on all bikes.
     
  5. dozerman

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    Yeah. Putting too much in primary but will adjust on this change. Not gonna do anything with the seal yet because it is so minor it is almost a figament of my imagination. Will tackle that this winter. Thanks again for the words of wisdom