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How to drain a 2004 sportster 1200 c gas tank

Has been in storage. does not appear to be getting fuel to cylinders

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The easiest way would probably get a cheap gas siphon hose (you know, one with a hand bulb you squeeze to get the siphon started). What I do is cut a coat hanger open and stretch it straight and then cut a piece a little longer than the distance from the take cap to the very back of the tank. Stick this into the hose to keep it straight (cheap siphon hoses have a tendency to bend and curve away from the bottom, back of the tank. Stick the hose with the rod in it to the lowest part of the take and the other end into some gas container that will hold all the gas you have in the tank and start pumping the bulb of the siphon.

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SOURCE: oil drain plug

Follow the hose that goes to the frame from the oil tank. Loosen the clamp and pull.

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The gas tank breather vent is clogged. Check around your cap and make sure the vent hose under the tank is not pinched. Your getting a vapor lock.

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SOURCE: how do you drain the engine oil out of the oil

The engine oil drain is a hose which clips to the frame under the engine. The hose has a plastic plug in it secured by a hose clamp. Loosen the clamp and pull the plug out to let the oil drain out. Remove the cap/dipstick from the oil tank to let air in the top of the tank and assist the draining. The Clip is on the Lefthand side of the Frame underneath the Primary Cover...should be very easy to spot.

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Light brown milky oil that smells like gas is not good. Drain the oil from the tank and refill it with three quarts of fresh oil. Remove the oil filter and take the spark plugs out of the engine. Using the starter spin the engine over for about 20 seconds without the new filter on the engine. Then wait about five minutes and do it again. The reason for the short spin time and the longer wait is that you don't want to burn up your starter. Keep doing this until you get fresh clean oil coming out of the engine. Put the new filter on and replace the spark plugs. Now,top off the oil tank to the lower line on the dipstick with the bike on it's side stand. The lower line on the stick is "FULL COLD" and the upper line is "FULL HOT". Do not overfill or you'll wind up with a mess. Then fire the engine and let it run for a while. Then turn the engine off and let it sit. If you look in the oil tank immediately after shutting the engine down, the oil will look light brown due to the foaming on top of the oil. Allow the foam to disapate and it should look good.

Now, if gasoline contaminated your engine oil, it may have contaminated your primary oil as well. I'd change that too. Drain the oil and add one quart of specified type of oil.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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