Question about Harley Davidson FLSTF - FLSTFI Fat Boy Motorcycles
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, if it's only half full nothing. If it's empty but still wet probably some premature wear. I once did a service on a bike and got distracted, forgot to refill transmission, hey even the best of us make mistakes. The bike came back after several hundred miles for some chrome work which included the transmission top and side covers. To my horror the gears were black and the smell of burnt oil was obvious. I found no metal ants in the bottom of case, so I installed the new covers, filled the trans with parts cleaner and ran it through the gears for a couple of minutes. Drained the parts cleaner and repeated the process a few times untill the cleaner came out actually clean. Filled transmission with fresh clean trans oil and let it go. The next time he came in for service, which did not include a trans oil change, I changed it anyways just for GP and it looked good. The customer never came back with transmission problems. Harley Davidson engineers into it's engine and transmission cases small oil traps to keep some oil left in case of pump failure or distracted technicians. I once drove my own personal bike 28 miles with a sheared pump key and no oil pressure by running it up to 50 MPH pulling in the clutch and shutting the engine off and coasting. Harleys can take a ton of abuse if it's controlled. Good luck
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