What kind of oil does a Harley 883 Sportster take?

What kind of oil does a Harley 883 Sportster take?

For Sportster 883cc and 1200cc motorcycles, the AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 Motorcycle Oil is recommended for both the engine and transmission. Older Shovelheads, Panheads and Flatheads the recommendation is to use AMSOIL SAE 60 Synthetic oil for optimum performance and protection.

How much oil does my 883 Sportster take?

The Sportster uses 3.6 quarts of oil. It has been my experience that roughly 3 quarts actually drains from the engine. You should pour 3 quarts of oil (less what you put in the filter) into the engine. Start the engine and check for leaks.

How much primary fluid does a Sportster need?

It helps to use a funnel designed for a primary case. Harley Davidson Softails require one quart of primary fluid. Be sure to check your owner’s manual or the AMSOIL Product Guide for the correct primary oil capacity for your bike. Once you’ve filled the primary case with fluid, double check the fluid level visually.

What oil do I use in a Harley primary?

For the record, AMSOIL recommends AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil in the engine, transmission and primary chaincase on most Harleys (consult our Motorcycle Product Guide for specific recommendations).

What is the difference between Type F and Type FA transmission fluid?

The FA is the way to go. F was used for years and in some cases will give you a firmer shift, BUT as stated the Fa fluid protects your tranny better.

What is Type A transmission fluid?

Type A Transmission Fluid: Type A Transmission Fluid was introduced in the mid 1950’s for use in all automatic transmissions for General Motors vehicle brands. Dexron: General Motors original ATF for automatic transmission fluids, covered typically as Type F transmission fluid.

Is Synthetic ATF better?

Synthetic transmission fluid is made to last longer than conventional types, so you can go longer between fluid changes without sacrificing quality lubrication. However, synthetic oil costs more, so we recommend you do the math to see which type of transmission fluid will cost you less over the life of your vehicle.

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