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Checking and filling fluids

I do not have a clue where to check the clutch/gear oil or trans. and if low what to use

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Clutch checked by removing derby cover. Use harely chaincase lub. Tranny is on right below seat with a 3/8 inch hex fitting. Check with bike upright. U should drain it and use Redline shockproof gear oil

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