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    Primary oil level.

    Afternoon.

    A quick question. 1983 FLH, primary oilier blanked off. Currently filling with the bike upright to just below the basket so that the starter ring will catch it.

    The manual obviously only talks about the oilier and vacuum set up.

    I have no problems with the dry clutch slipping currently but the oil contents doesn't seem particularly big.

    Just want to be sure I'm doing it right.

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    Re: Primary oil level.

    not much needed as it only has to wet the chain and that will fling it everywhere , the clutch is a semi dry type and is perfectly happy dry ,but have you got the EVO clutch witch i think need more oil ,

    i am bringing my shovel to the Drovers this year ,,,

    john
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    Re: Primary oil level.

    You have it dead right. It's a splash for the chain, nothing more.

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    Re: Primary oil level.

    Thanks for that chaps. I have the shovel style dry clutch and not the Evo four stud type. I was mainly thinking of the inner primary bearing getting enough splash, thanks again for the prompt reply.

    I'll see you next Wed John.

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