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2002 FXDL engine badly overheating, but no engine oil light. drained the crankcase and found a lot of metal shavings. Found some shavings in primary and transmisson oil. Pulled primary inspection and high hat cover. Chain looked OK. DId a main bearing blow out somewhere.

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The presence of a small amount of metal shavings on the magnetic drain plug in the transmission and the primary is not unusual. Large bits of metal could indicate a problem however. But, I doubt seriously that anything to do with primary or transmission is causing your engine to overheat. It's probably overheating due to a too lean fuel air mixture. Go to this site and see what they have to say about this. http://www.nightrider.com/ If you take your bike to a shop that has a dyno and a good mechanic that know what he is doing, they can tell you what you need to do to help with the problem.

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Bad new my friend,if you've found debris or metal shaving ,then you will have to disassemble completely your engine .Make an appointment to a Harley mechanic in order to make a complete repair....Sorry to tell you that...

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