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REVIEW - ATF in Gearbox

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by 1up3down, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Tornado

    Tornado VIP MEMBER

    Dec 5, 2017
    This must've been his ride:



  2. ashman


    Jul 11, 2010
    The funny thing when he got the kit back home he set it up on his other mate's stock 308 V8 Holden motor to try it out, they had a lot of fun for a few days till the motor went BANG and being on the drugs they snorted the rest of the GAS, the drugs finaly got the better of him about 10 years later found him with a needle still in his arm, what a wasted life.

  3. jbruney


    Jan 5, 2019
    It's tough going to survive long enough to outgrow that phase. I've many friends now pushing flowers up because of dope.
    My trans has never been opened and I hope it never has to, also the measured amount of gear oil shall continue to go into it fairly often since it's an easy change. Those little gearboxes are quite pricey, enough so that it's not worth risking by changing from spec lube oil to ATF.
    Besides I gave mine a special treat today and let it savor winding along at 5K for a bit through all four...We both felt good after.
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  4. olympus


    Aug 5, 2017
    With the wife being a dentist.... I'm rather partial myself to a sniff hear and there
    And the garden mower used to run fine until the B&S engine took a liking to it.... it now has a ventilated piston ...Ooooops
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  5. Myford


    Oct 23, 2009
    Thought about it last year and did the deed for this year. So far I have the same impression as you
  6. Matt Spencer

    Matt Spencer

    Jul 25, 2010
    I run the Synthetic Trans Fluid in the ' T-5 ' Trans ( These will disitigrate on gear oil ) AND the power steering , in yea olde falcoon .

    Cant help but think its vastly superior to std TQF .

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  7. Onder


    May 11, 2010
    Are you talking Ford Falcon from the Days of Our Youth or a bike gearbox ie Norton?
    Just asking...
  8. MexicoMike


    Jan 31, 2010
    As I posted here a month or so ago, I had the opposite experience with ATF. The shifting was notchy and, for the first time ever on a Norton, I was missing shifts. After one ride, I went back to gear oil.
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  9. Craig

    Craig VIP MEMBER

    Dec 20, 2005
    I had a ‘72 Falcon 302 v8 4bbl , got it from a lady for $400 cash , while her husband was away working ... that car would dig holes in asphalt from a stop sign .... loved that car !
  10. ashman


    Jul 11, 2010
    From the 50s in Australia we had the Holden vs the Ford Falcon from 6 cylinders to the V8 but the Holden V8s weren't that good and the Falcons had the big mussle V8s then Holden started to put Chev motors in them, but Holdens were a bit lighter than the Ford Falcons, and our car racing history was always Holdens vs Fords and today no more aussie made cars, we have been sold out and every car now is imported from else where.

  11. Matt Spencer

    Matt Spencer

    Jul 25, 2010
    " Are you talking Ford Falcon from the Days of Our Youth or a bike gearbox ie Norton?
    Just asking... "



    Its just like this . Apart from one or two things .

    This is the garbage I use , in the xf 6 Cyl. 5 speed . maybe a 2000 box ? . As it was a auto X factory .


    Now we know . Olde Len Perry was saying they used ATF in the Suzz ookies , at Daytona . TR 500 & TR 750 , around 70 / 74 .
    Less drag = more speed . Replaced for each race though .

    Most people use a drop of some slick shift shite in the ATF in the T 5 / T 50s . I used a drop of moreys with the ATF .
    The Transmax F is just straight .
    Like new brake fluid , new ATF in the power steering , after 10 year old stuff , improves the brakes , and steering , no end.
    So a COMPARISON with the transmax is inevitable . Smoother , more ' cushion ' , cleaner , less wear ( none hopefully ) .
    Better shift in the Box . power Steers more precise . Runs a cooler there . Most of the utes do std . XG's etc .

    Not sure if theres anything in it that disolves bronze bushes , some say some oils do . Id doubt it with this .
    Cars going well , seems to be run in now its got 200.000 miles on it .

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