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Where is the fill hole on 1979 sportster,what type of fluid,and how much to fill?

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    wd4ity May 25, 2011

    Fill hole for what?

    Steve

  • johndepta May 25, 2011

    for tranny fluid,and what fluid do I use?

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What did you want to fill up , the engine or the primary chaincase on the left???There is a small hole on the primary to allow u to fill the primary .with HD chaincase and gearcase lube as this is the same ...

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