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The Clymer manual calls for 4.7 ozs, another GW web site said fill final drive until oil starts running out, that is lot more then 4.7 ozs. Which one is correct?
 

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I always fill until it spills over. The extra few CC's of oil won't do any harm.
 

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Fill it till it runs out the bottom of the fill hole
 

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As has already been stated, fill it until it is at the lower edge of fill hole.
Here is how the Honda Service Manual describes it:

Change Final Drive Oil:
Remove the oil filler cap and drain bolt to drain all oil from the final gear case. Install the drain bolt securely. Fill the gear case with the recommended oil to the correct level (the lower edge of the oil filler cap hole).
Oil Capacity: 140 cc (4.7 oz) after draining
Recommended Oil: SAE #80
Install and tighten the filler cap
Torque: 12 N-m (1.2 kg~m, 9 ft-lb)
 

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Are you on the center stand, or the side stand? Side stand would probably allow an overfill and a little more drag, but doubt if it would cause any trouble....


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Fill till it drips out. Be sure bike is on center stand and as level as possible.
 

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As has already been stated, fill it until it is at the lower edge of fill hole.
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Oil Capacity: 140 cc (4.7 oz) after draining
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Added a little emphasis to Bell Boy's post... ;) Depending on how you empty the rear drive, there can be 2oz or more remaining "after draining" -- plan on 7-oz for filling an empty final drive, which seems to cause more confusion than it should.

Sad to think that the 'normal' quick-drain-refill approach is only changing something akin to 70% of the total lube isn't it. (coupled with a rince or two in fresh lube this is yet another great use for a vacuum pump, IMHO)
 

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...Sad to think that the 'normal' quick-drain-refill approach is only changing something akin to 70% of the total lube isn't it. (coupled with a rince or two in fresh lube this is yet another great use for a vacuum pump, IMHO)
I just remove the whole drive unit and lay it on its side, to drain it completely. Should be removing the unit anyway, in order to be servicing the Drive Shaft at the same time.
 

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I will sometimes refill it, run the wheel around a couple dozen times, redrain and re-refill. When I feel really anal about getting it out.
 
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