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Where is the gearbox oil filler on a 2005 Sportster XL 883L

Just bought a 2005 XL883L and wish to check the oil levels but can't seem to see an obvious filler cap/dipstick for the gearbox.

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The bike has a wet clutch, it uses the engine oil to lubricate the motor, transmission, and cool the clutch.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • Pat Dennis Nov 21, 2011

    **** is not correct! Yes it has a wet clutch. However, the factory fill is NOT engine oil. It is Formula+ primary/trans fluid! If you want to use engine oil in the transmission you must use a synthetic oil **** as Screamin Eagle or Amsoil which is shear stable and certified for use in transmissions. Standard engine oil will not last very long before breakdown due to the shearing of the oil molecules by the gears! The engine and transmission are seperate and not like a standard *** bike that shares the same common oil supply for both engine and transmission.



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