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Old 05-29-2009
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transmission/primary fluid change??

I have a 2000 dyna fxd and need to change the transmisson fluid. I have limited knowledge when it comes to mechanics, but have changed the oil on my bike. I am looking for tips/pointers on where to start. dyna glides are similar to sportsters as far as fluids go, but I need some more direction...anyone???
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Old 05-29-2009
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Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

If you dont have the shop manual ,get one they are around $60.It is money well spent and can answer any question you have.
When you change the fluids ,you want to bring the bike up to operating temp.
By doing that you allow any metal shavings to become oil born and drain out with the old oil. Check the drain plug magnets to make sure there is not an unusual amount of metal shavings. The owners manual should also give you all the info you need for crank,trans and primary fluid changes. All pretty simple operations. A torque wrench is recommended for most operations, Ft lbs and inch lbs
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Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

2nd that! I use valvoline 20w 50 full synthetic in the primary and engine oil.
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Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

A good 20W50 synthetic in the engine
Gear lube in the tranny, Redline Heavy Shockproofis probably the best but there others.
Conventional 20W50 or ATF in the primary.

Call me crazy but I am mystified why some use an engine lubricant in a gearbox or synthetic in the primary when conventional works just fine.

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I just noticed that you have posted the same post twice, once in the Dynaglide Spot and the other in the Luberack. That's what we call double posting and is discouraged. There are a couple of responses in the Luberack that you may or may not have seen; if not, go check them out as I will be deleting that post in about an hour.
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Cool Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

Call me crazy but I am mystified why some use an engine lubricant in a gearbox or synthetic in the primary when conventional works just fine.

Ditto for me!

Shear forces in a tranny make the case for a gear oil IMHO.

DON'T use no stinkin motor oil in da tranny!

I also agree on the primary oil choice.

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Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

Agree. somewhat. I use full synthetic valvoline 75-90w in the in the trans. I posted this in his other post. My bike shifts better with it. There are alot of articles out the about dino vs synth oil. The debate will go on forever. The added cost is worth the peace of mind for me.
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Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

I am new to the site and won't make the double-post mistake again. I appreciate everyone's responses. The owner's manual was lost by the first owner and I havn't replaced it yet. on my year dyna the transmission also houses the engine's oil reservoir, does this mean all my fluids are combined?? Or is the oil seperate and the transmission and primary fluids are the same?? thanks again
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Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

There are two plugs under there. One for trans and the other for engine. This is where the manual comes in handy 'cause I have to look every time. The one on the bottom of the pan is the trans plug and the one on the side of the pan is the engine oil plug.
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Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

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I am new to the site and won't make the double-post mistake again. I appreciate everyone's responses. The owner's manual was lost by the first owner and I havn't replaced it yet. on my year dyna the transmission also houses the engine's oil reservoir, does this mean all my fluids are combined?? Or is the oil seperate and the transmission and primary fluids are the same?? thanks again
Get a shop manual not the owners manual that comes with the bike
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Re: transmission/primary fluid change??

i just bought a street bob on may 1st, when i got ready to do my 1000 mile service i asked questions about oil also, i was goint to run all redline products, shockproof, atl, and 20-50. but i could not find any localy so i bought hd stuff off the dealer. i have ordered the redline and it is getting changed again at 5000 miles and being swiched out. the very first thing you should buy is the shop manuel for Ur dyna, it tells you how to take it completly apart and put it back together, if there is any specilty tool they suggest or seals ect it includes the part numbers. this is hands down my dyna bible!
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