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    Re: Primary chain oil questions.

    Ha somebody local told me that's what he does! Thanks Rob I'll let you know.

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    Re: Primary chain oil questions.

    welcome to home maintenance where everything u do is a "did i over fill that a bit?" "did i tighten up that to the correct torque?" "whats that rattle? damm i hope i..........." ..... well that’s me anyway lol
    never found it that critical filling the primary.
    Did u check the amount that drained off? or look at the level 1st? could be you've filled it correct now but it was a bit light on oil before? that would make the clutch feel different. Or a different weight oil? Think HD's Plus X is w55 i read somewhere. most after market primary oils are heavier.
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    Re: Primary chain oil questions.

    Thanks David that makes sense and is helpful. Putting it all together what you and other members have said I have since drained it and put exactly what the manual recommends regardless of how it physically looked. Neutral still had a bit of drag so I took a few mls out and bingo neutral is nearly back to how it was. I think a lot of the problem was rookie mistakes but with advice I've got a handle on it.

    Thanks again

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    Re: Primary chain oil questions.

    Glad you got it sorted. All bikes are different and no one knows it all.
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    Re: Primary chain oil questions.

    a lot of us use ATF for the primary its only got to lube the chain so don't over fill ,,

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    Re: Primary chain oil questions.

    Thanks Rod, tanks for your input.

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