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I have a 2001 harley 1200 sportster were is the oil stick located. and how do i change the oil in it and what type of oil is best for the time of year ect.. thanks shane

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The dip stick is located on top of the oil tank. The drain line is at the bottom of the rear down tubes and looks like it goes into the frame. I run Mobile 1 20w50 V-twin full synthetic all the time.

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