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How to check gear oil on harley sportster - 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883 Hugger

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Hi Anonymous, you will have to drain and measure it. Primary/transmission holds 32 oz. Sportster Chaincase Lubricant. Good luck

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SOURCE: oil drain plug

Follow the hose that goes to the frame from the oil tank. Loosen the clamp and pull.

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SOURCE: 77 harley sportster is spitting oil out of the cam cover breather

because it is breathing too heavy.
The reason into fixing that is to run a hose from the breather to a tin with a lid and run another hose from the tin the the air filter.

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SOURCE: harley sportster clutch

it is not uncommon with a lot of bikes, but i would adjust the clutch first and it should stop the drag. adjuster is at bottom of cable on crankcase

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SOURCE: how to drain oil from 2001 harley sportster

The drain hose comes down the back of the frame and looks like it attaches to the frame.

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SOURCE: need oil routing diagram for 1989 harley davidson

Little tip -The only time the oil cooler will cool is when the bike is moving and when the bike is moving you don't need the oil cooler. This is from a factory harley tech.

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Oil for a Harley Davidson Sportster 1991

Harley-Davidson recommends their 20W50 petroleum based oil for the engine. You can use the H-D Syn 3 20W50 synthetic oil in the engine but I don't recommend it in the primary/transmission area. You can use any 20W50 oil as long as the API rating has a "C" rating for use in diesel engines. Look for the round circle somewhere on the container that had the API initials in it. It should say something like "SJ/CG". What you're looking for the "C" rating. If you wish to use a specific brand of oil, got to their website and look for their recommendations.

In the transmission, Harley recommends their Semi-Synthetic Primary and Transmission lubricant for Sportsters. The lube lubricates both the primary and the transmission on the Sportster. I don't recommmend full synthetic transmission lube on any bike built before 1995 as it will cause the gears to run noisey. In 1995, Harley changed the back cut on the gears and this made use of full synthetic lube more quiet running. Of course, you can use the full synthetic from a lubrication view point. It's just a bit noisey for my taste.

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Not just changing oil, but is there gear oil to change, 1988 Harley 883 XL Sportster

Yes, there is oil in primary and transmission of your Sporty. To drain the oil, look for the drain plug on bottom of rear section of the primary area, back near the large round section of the primary. Drain the oil here and replace the plug. Add the oil at the top primary chain inspection port, large plug with a large "screwdriver" slot or two small bolts in it. Add 32-36 ounces of H-D "primary lubricant for Sportsters".

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The sportster only has two oil fills. The engine oil fill is through the dip stick hole I use mobile 1 15-50. The primary fill is the upper access plate on the primary cover I use mobile 1 gear lube 75-90.

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