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Harley Davidson XL 883 Sportster how to change the transmission oil

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I am not familiar with this model and I don't want to insult your intelligence but are you sure that it has seperate oil for the gearbox from the engine? If it has then I assume you have checked for a sump plug and there isn't one. The absence of a plug would indicate that Harley Davidson probably don't think the oil needs to ever be changed. I have a GM car that has done 215,000 miles and I don't think the gearbox oil has ever been changed (No sump plug). However having said that your machine is a quality bike and you probably want to treat it to an oil change. It should have a level plug or a dipstick to check the level. Plug types require you to remove the plug and top up the oil until oil starts to leak out of the plug to get the right level. If you haven't got a sump / drain plug the only way you are going to drain the old oil is to use a vacuum pump and a hose in from either the filler hole or level plug hole. Vacuum pumps with a reservoir are a useful tool and can be found on eBay.

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