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Old 11-06-2012, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 07 softail custom and need to change the clutch fluid.
I have no access plate on the cover,what do i have to do to change the clutch fluid.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Use the derby cover
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You are talking about your primary fluid, right? If so, drain your primary case via the small drain plug at the bottom rear section of the primary. As the previous post mentions, remove your derby cover (clutch inspection cover) and fill the primary case until fluid is covering the bottom portion of the clutch assembly (just before the rim of the opening, while the bike is upright - not on the stand). Do not re-use the derby cover gasket - get a new one. Also; invest in a shop manual - you'll thank yourself later.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Road King Cole is reading this now saying WTF is this? Road King Cole is reading this now saying WTF is this?
unless the OP has an hydraulic clutch...

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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invest in a shop manual - you'll thank yourself later.
If you are not a highly skilled Harley tech (and probably even if you are) get the service manual, parts manual and electrical manual before working on your scoot.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you are not a highly skilled Harley tech (and probably even if you are) get the service manual, parts manual and electrical manual before working on your scoot.






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Old 11-07-2012, 04:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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unless the OP has an hydraulic clutch...

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What has that got to do with the primary lube?
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Road King Cole is reading this now saying WTF is this? Road King Cole is reading this now saying WTF is this?
The OP said "clutch fluid"...then primary fluid was assumed by everyone.

And another "agree" here for getting a service manual.

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Old 11-07-2012, 05:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The OP said "clutch fluid"...then primary fluid was assumed by everyone.



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Doh...

I was thinking the op meant primary fluid, without even considering a hydraulic clutch.

Good thing somebody is paying attention...
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The OP said "clutch fluid"...then primary fluid was assumed by everyone.

And another "agree" here for getting a service manual.

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Ill second that ... when someone mentions Fluid my thought is slave cylinder as in brake fluid-master cylinder.
When Oil is mentioned I think primary oil.

Good analysis Cole ... Your quick on the draw
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ill second that ... when someone mentions Fluid my thought is slave cylinder as in brake fluid-master cylinder.
When Oil is mentioned I think primary oil.

Good analysis Cole ... Your quick on the draw
That makes good sense, but some of us use ATF in the primary...
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Take out the primary drain plug, which is obviously on the bottom side and towards the back of the outer primary housing. And the other guys are right, if you plan on doing your own work get you a factory service manual.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That makes good sense, but some of us use ATF in the primary...
That is so true Dan, when it comes to reading on the computer it is thought process & habits that determine how we interpret what is written. There is no right nor is there no wrong much like you have pointed out about Trans Fluid. I can totally understand how you would interpret the OP's question & process your evaluation of the question.

Now ya mention it ... I've presently got a skirt who's pissy at me because of interpretation but in time I'm sure she will come down off her cloud...

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