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Old 09-06-2014, 08:10 PM
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2006 Swift Icon - No Oil Tank

I just bought a 2006 Swift Icon chopper and these is no external oil tank. I believe the oil lines from the oil filer ties into the Baker transmission.

I believe the S&S 117 motor would hold about 7 oz of oil. There can't be that much oil in the transmission either.

There is a chrome plate that says to fill oil here which is above the transmission plug.

Are some other custom choppers done like this. I don't really like the idea of motor oil in the transmission.

How would I check oil and how often should I check level if there is no oil tank?

The traditional location for the oil tank has a fuel petcock on the right side. And, in the middle, there is a metal enclose battery box. Seem like they still have put a oil tank modification of some sort.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:10 AM
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here is a photo.

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Old 09-07-2014, 07:29 AM
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The photo looks like there's engine oil in the frame, not engine oil in the transmission. Although the use of a fuel filter is weird as I'd think it would clog up fairly quickly. Unless there is really fuel inside the frame?

Engine oil in the frame, okay, oil tanks mounted in unconventional places, sure. But engine oil in the transmission? And running both units on what is essentially a single quart of what? Magic Oil?

I know you can put 50 weight engine oil in a transmission and it'll be okay, for a while. But that's a roadside repair/emergency thing.

Not to mention they took the best transmission available, a Baker, and they drilled into the case to plumb it for oil lines?

Gee, you'd have to change the oil and filter once a month if you rode this setup every day.

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Old 09-07-2014, 08:15 AM
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Oil tank looks verticle in front of the fender?

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Old 09-07-2014, 10:01 AM
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Spidr, that is the one I bought.
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Custom chopper, custom transmission?

Ok, this transmission is big. Long, deep and has an oil pan integrated into the transmission and housing mounts to rear pivot soft tail. I could not find the exact type, but Baker apparently makes this transmission with an engine oil cooler to lower stock engine temperatures. I do not know if its oil systems are separate from the transmission oil. Oil filter hose line definitely attaches to front of transmission. Other hose line goes to engine.

Mine is right side drive and is similar to this Baker left side drive photo. How do I attach a photo? I will include in next post.
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I've seen this, looks like it keeps it seperate and ups the capacity and acts as a cooler as well.

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That looks like an under the tranny pan that is used on a DYNA H.D. with a twin cam motor.
Pull the pan and follow the hose barbs to see where they go.
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Does anyone know if swift made a bunch of these icons or very few??? Have chance to buy a roller
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