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How much gear oil to I need to have. A little spewed out of the overflow tube onto the engine and I don't know if I am low.

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On the right side of the bike on that end of the transmission is the clutch release housing. It's behind the exhaust system. It has a plug that takes a 3/8" Allen or Hex key to remove. It has a dipstick on the plug. Check the fluid level with the bike standing straight up. The transmission takes 20-24 ounces of lubricant.

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