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Old 05-17-2007, 06:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is H-D Primary Oil ?

Just went to the stealer and got my 7$ bottle of Primary oil,and my $3.50 primary plug and $11 gaskets what a rip.Why dont they have what weight the oil is on the bottle?Im running Mobil one in the other 2 holes.Any good suggestions for the primary,I here scyn oil is not good to run in primary may reduce clutch life.Thanks for the input
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Thumbs up You guessed it

I use Mobil One V Twin for the primary. Works great!
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10W-40 is the correct weight oil. Some folks are advocating ATF but I've yet to try it. I think there's a thread about it somewhere.
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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George Douglas the Amsoil rep and site sponsor had it analyzed and I quote: "What I was told by the lab at Amsoil on the formula+ product is that it is basically a 50 weight mineral oil with some anti-wear and a small amount of extreme pressure additives in it, as well as some of the other basic additives like anti-foaming and rust inhibitors and etc. Looks like a very cheap product to manufacture."
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All the fancy additives don't do you any good in the primary and could hurt clutch performance. I would stick with what HD says or a basic oil. Olive oil could lube the chain and keep the clutch wet.
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10W-40 is the correct weight oil. Some folks are advocating ATF but I've yet to try it. I think there's a thread about it somewhere.
Rivera Pro Clutch states that ATF is the only recommended oil in the primary when using there clutch.

I have the Pro Clutch and ATF is what I use.
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Olive oil could lube the chain and keep the clutch wet.
Yeah but don't tell Popeye.
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rivera Pro Clutch states that ATF is the only recommended oil in the primary when using there clutch.

I have the Pro Clutch and ATF is what I use.
Same here, less volume though than what HD calls for, per the Rivera instructions.
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yes but what kind of atf? ford chevy etc cant remember letters
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The ATFs I've used are B&M Trickshift and Amsoil Super Shift.

Both worked quite well but the Amsoil has been superb, in my opinion.
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Use this...

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/...4T_10W-40.aspx

""Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 is designed for sport bikes. Most of these bikes have multi-cylinder/multi-valve engines and use a common sump, which means the engine oil lubricates the engine, transmission and wet clutch. So unlike Mobil 1 for cars, Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 has no friction modifiers, which could lead to clutch slippage.""

I am a mobil 1 guy also...
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yes but what kind of atf? ford chevy etc cant remember letters
From the Rivera instructions, "fill the chain case with Dextron III ATF to the bottom of the ring gear."
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From the Rivera instructions, "fill the chain case with Dextron III ATF to the bottom of the ring gear."
ATF type F will also work fine on standard clutch setups.
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ATF type F will also work fine on standard clutch setups.
Good point Ed. I've used type F on the stock clutch and the Rivera. I couldn't say there is much difference from Dextron III.
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