transmission plug

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Billbo, May 25, 2012.

  1. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    This is just to stand as an 'update' on some of my previous posts here. Long story short - my transmission drain plug got stripped. I took to dealer to install timesert and they said they got a new plug installed with no problem AND no charge! I liked that and put in synthetic so not to have to drain as often. WELL, I just wanted to use REDLINE, and I did NOT want to remove the plug again - so I tried the ole turkey baster - tied the bike off to rafter with a com-a-long and laid it over toward the right side, removed the tranny cap and sucked 22 oz of old oil out using the turkey baster!!!! Not hard to do at all - AND I no longer have to concern myself with that 'out of sight' drain plug. refilled with redline and hoping for a better and quieter and easier shift - especially into first gear. Mostly just wanted to tell everyone here that the turkey baster WILL suck out most all of your transmission fluid without messing with that drain plug (softails up between the shocks).

    Bill :bigsmiley12::bigsmiley12:
     
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  2. HDSickness

    HDSickness Banned

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    I'll stick to the drain plug method:laugh
     
  3. glgarrett

    glgarrett Active Member

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    Hey, whatever works! :newsmile071:
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If this works for you I see no problem as the fluid does not need to be changed as often as the motor oil:s
     
  6. Heck52

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    The only problem is you will never see what is collecting on the magnet on the plug.
     
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  7. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    I put REDLINE in my tranny and rode to Dallas and back - about 800 miles round trip and I will say this -- Redline IS the way to go.

    Thanks Bubbie for your persistance - I now am a believer.

    Bill
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Another option is to get a small transfer pump...like the ones @ Harbor Freight. Just a thought, but pretty crafty on your part.

    Multi-Use Transfer Pump