Question about my 09 sportster 1200

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by mikey91621, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. mikey91621

    mikey91621 New Member

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    ok guys. first bike. had it since May. Where dooes the primary oil go in?

    thanks haha
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Primary/tranny oil goes on the Left side of bike into primary cavity. You'll need to level the bike (block under stand), remove the primary cover (5-screws) and then you'll see the area I'm referencing.
     
  4. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Just an addition, if you don't have the bike level you will make a big mess...don't ask:p
     
  5. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas.
    tourbox
     
  6. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    The person in the video does a sloppy job!

    As per Harley service manual, you should pour about 4 oz. of fresh oil into the filter and allow time for the oil to soak into the filter to minimize the time required for buildup of oil pressure when the engine is first started.

    Also remove the Corbin clamp and allow a small amount of oil to flow from the hose before reconnection. This action removes air from the drain hose and prevents the possibility of oil pump cavitation.

    Evidently he never looked at a Harley service manual. You should buy one for yourself.

    Good oil is all that's needed. You don't need Lucas or STP type stuff.
    Change the oil regularly and you'll be fine. Good oil has all you need for additives.

    Also you can add the 32 oz. of primary/tranny oil through the primary chain inspection cover.
    Then you don't have to mess with the gasket on the clutch inspection cover..
     
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