Primary Oil capacity?

kmalysa

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Can anybody confirm the correct amount of fluid in a Primary for a 117cu Baker 6 speed, 05 Pitbull?
Owners manual shows 48oz, repair manual shows 32oz? the picture in the owners manual and a diagram in the repair manual seem to show a level that would be more consistant with 48oz.
When I drained mine got closer to 32oz out of it.
So which is correct 32 or 48oz????
Thanks Ken
 

moeszyslak

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i believe if you look at the outer primary underneath where the inspection cover mounts it will say 1 quart capacity which is 32 ounces
 

BadBrad

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In Ohio you'll need 48 oz because the cold condenses the fluid more there than say Florida where it's warm and the heat expands. Sorry, it's Friday!!!!!!!!

32 sounds about right.
 

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There was a correction put out by the factory on the 05 manual to correct this discrepancy
 

Vince81

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*23* Ounces in the BAKER RSD Transmissions in ALL BDM Bikes.Thats Directly from Bert Baker & James Simonelli to me personally.It's also in every Shop Sheet I've got with New BAKER Transmissions I buy
My BAKER TorqueBox & DriveBrake Transmissions also take 23 ounces of Spectro 75-140 Full Synthetic.:2thumbs:
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chacha

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Well.....when I spoke with James at Baker, he was very clear. He said the initial load is 23 oz, but he then said to never put more then 20 oz in on a refil. I've measured the drain out a couple of times now and it's pretty much EXACTLY 20 oz.
 
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Vince81

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Well.....when I spoke with James at Baker, he was very clear. He said he initial load is 23 oz, but he then said to never put more then 20 oz in on a refil. I've measured the drain out a couple of times now and it's pretty much EXACTLY 20 oz.
In the past I've gotten like 21+ ounces outta my Original RSD Transmission outta the Pitbull when 1st built(after riding it and getting it good & warm).Every subsequent transmission I've installed in that Pitbull and the others has been a NEW In The Box BAKER which has taken
23 oz. of fluid ~without a doubt.
After riding the bike for about 30 minutes-(getting it good & warm)i've drained the original RSD transmission and gotten closer to 22 oz. so the only way to ensure that your not overfilling it is to *Level* the bike on a lift- put in 20 oz. and check the dipstick & fill repeatedly as necessary.
I dont reccomend "overfilling " any BAKER unit- but I also wanna know that it's Full and correctly up to capacity so I go by the 23 oz factory reccomended spec ALL the time.
 
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