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2004 Harley Davidson low rider engine runs hot

Runs 250 degrees oil temperature even on cool day

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The manufacture recomends the oil temp runs between 200 and 240 degrees, but they state too that the oil will not start breaking down till 300 degrees. Most bikes now days have and oil filter housing adapter that circulates coolant through it, you might check your thermostat and make sure there is no debri in the radiator flues.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012


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your local hd shop should be able to answer this for you as its a mesured amount and to much or too little will make the bike not handle right

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SOURCE: 2003 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster

That's a strange one. The only things I can think of suggesting are:

  • Clogged gas cap vent. The next time is starts running poorly, remove the gas cap briefly and see if things improve. If so, then the cap is not venting as it should.
  • Moisture trapped in float bowl. Drain the contents on the carburetor float bowl into a clean container and check for dirt, rust, water, or anything else that doesn't belong there.
  • Dirty fuel filter. If there is one, replace it.
  • Air leak between carb and engine. Check tightness of clamps and manifolds for cracking. WD-40 sprayed around those areas with the engine idling will help detect any leaks.
That's all I can think of. Please let me know if any of my suggestions fixed it.

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SOURCE: i have a 1985 harley davidson low rider that i

This is typical of a lot of Harleys. This is what we refer to the enigne "puking" oil. The reason it does this is that the engine has been sitting for a long period of time. The oil tank is located higher in the frame than the oil pump on the side of the engine. There is a check ball in the oil pump but sometimes it doesn't stop the oil from seeping past and getting into the cam chest of the engine. When this happens, there is more oil in the cam chest than the oil pump can pump out quickly. So, some of it is blown out the crankcase vent and winds up where ever the vent hose terminates, either in the air filter or on the ground.

To fix the problem, you'll need to "reseat" the check ball and install a new one. I've seen it done before with varying results. The best thing to do is not allow the bike to set for long periods of time. If you're not going to ride it, at least come out and start the engine about once a week to keep the oil pumped into the tank.

Good Luck

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Down on the motor below the horn on the left side. should pull out easy. If not twist it a little and pull.

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I would recommend Spectro synthetic oil 75/140GL....

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