With a bad seal or one improperly installed, I believe that it is indeed possible for tranny fluid to migrate to the primary. As you said, since this was a new guy, the wrong fluid or an improperly installed seal could be the issue.
What makes you think it was the wrong fluid? Gear lube is fine - Redline MTL in mine works superbly....Dontdial911 said:A few months back I had a 5th gear seal go on me. Since the scooter was still under its extended warrantee I took it to the shop and they gladly replaced this seal and all other seals/gaskets etc in the primary chaincase. Doing my last fluid change I noticed the distinct odor of gear oil when I drained the primary chaincase. What was in there was NOT the recomended lube. I guess my question is this. Is it possible for lubricant to move from the tranny into the primary chaincase (if some seals are left out or incorrectly installed) or is it most likely the guy doing the oil change just botched it and stuck the wrong lube in the wrong hole? I know for a fact that the HD mechanic that worked on the scoot was a brand new employee and fresh out of school. Excuse my ignorance here as I've never had an up close and personal look at the design of the internals between the tranny and chaincase. Thanks folks and Happy New Year
Martin64:Thanks for the info will look into it. I thought they were 20-50 synth in all three. And 20-50 in engine and trany, with then their primary fluid, or whatever it is, when using dino.Martin64 said:The primary fluid and trans fluid that the dealer sells now is all one fluid. I asked the parts dude what wt. it was and he told me it is unrated. I bought 2 qts. to try it out and it seems to be a combination of trans fluid and something else (don't know) but it does have the smell of gear oil.
LAF said:Well if a dealer did the work they did not put Red Line MTL in it.
Point taken. :duh?:pws said:Ya think??
The point was that Gear Lube is fine for the primary.