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post #231 of 242 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 02:32 PM
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I came across this thread on another Forum while doing some research on possibly changing to a different Transmission Fluid in my new '17 Road King. Very disturbing info here. Don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but after reading the thread, I went out and checked my Transmission Fluid level and there was none on my dipstick!! I just got back from riding a little over a 1000 miles over the last few days in Northern California, pulled into the garage with the Odometer reading 4979 miles and figured that I would change out all the fluids in all 3 holes this week before I ride that bike again. Like I was saying, I was thinking about going with a different Trans Fluid other than the Formula+ that the dealer had put in at the 1000 service when they did all 3 fluids. Apparently, this is a thing! The Fluid from the Transmission is transferring over into the Primary!? I admit that I have not drained and measured both fluid levels yet because I came across this last night just before I went to bed and I'm headed to work right now, but you can bet I will be measuring the amount of oil in each box when I get home tonight and will report what I find. Anyhow guys, read this thread and check your fluids!! I'm interested to hear what anyone else has to say about what they find..........

https://www.hdforums.com/forum/milwa...ion-fluid.html
I bought a 2019 ultra Limited and have 350 miles on it. I heard about this issue and just checked the trans fluid and the dip stick was dry unscrewed as well as screwed in. Wonderful :-(. WTF is Harley going to do for us all????
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I bought a 2019 ultra Limited and have 350 miles on it. I heard about this issue and just checked the trans fluid and the dip stick was dry unscrewed as well as screwed in. Wonderful :-(. WTF is Harley going to do for us all????
Well it has 350 miles, call the dealer and have them pick it up.
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Well it has 350 miles, call the dealer and have them pick it up.
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Yup, and after you get tired of playing the warranty game, trade it in for a nice, tight, low milage Rushmore TC of your choice. Don't like the color but love the bike?.......BOOM!! Paint it and taken care of! Miss the Hp of the M8?....... BOOM!! Throw a stage 2 or 3 kit in it and just try to wipe that cheezy grip off your face!!
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I bought a 2019 ultra Limited and have 350 miles on it. I heard about this issue and just checked the trans fluid and the dip stick was dry unscrewed as well as screwed in. Wonderful :-(. WTF is Harley going to do for us all????
Be the chitzs if it seized up at highway speeds. No strange noises ??

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I believe MoCo has a new vent that supposedly cures the problem.
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There is a pushrod fix out there that from what I have read that has 100% success.. at least from those that have put it in. I just picked up 2, one for my 18RG and for my neighbors 17 Road King. Doing the same Transfering from Tranny to Primary.
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There is a pushrod fix out there that from what I have read that has 100% success.. at least from those that have put it in. I just picked up 2, one for my 18RG and for my neighbors 17 Road King. Doing the same Transfering from Tranny to Primary.


Can you please provide further details?




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If you do a search for Greg Williams. Just search pushrod, you will find more information on the subject.
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Here's article on a fix by another guy. Good photos of the fix.

Harley M8 transmission oil transfer problem

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