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Engine schematics Good Morning,I'm looking for a site that can give me a detailed picture for my '05 sportster engine including fill and drain manual was lost...any help?

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SOURCE: Just need to know where the drain plug is on 2003

For the oil? On the oil tank you will see tubes coming off the bottom of the tank, there is two one to the motor and one will drop almost straight down. follow the tube and you will see the plug. most times it will sit right behind the tranny on the rh side of the bike. don't worry about the motor holds little oil and the tranny is separate and holds its own oil.
If you need more help please let me know

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Run the bike to get it to normal operating temperature. Put an thin oil pan on the ground under the center of the engine. Look for the little rubber hose coming from the bottom of the bike with a plastic plug in it and held in the hose with a clamp. Loosen the clamp and save to reuse if it is the screw type. Then pull the plug out and open up the oil fill cap on right side by the seat.

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I am looking for a picture/diagram of how to get to the oil plug on my 2004 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster.

Your Sportster's oil drain is on the left side of the bike below the battery somewhere.and it's either a hose with a plug in it or a hose that seems to be connected to the frame. It usually has a different type of clamp on it than the rest of the hoses. I wished I could be more specific as to the location of the drain but Harley has moved this so many times that I have to look for them myself. Below the battery and behind the end of the engine somewhere.

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Do you have a diagram to install a front master cylinder rebuild kit for a 93 xlh sportster?

I cannot send pictures, drawings, or schematics via this forum. The best I can do is give you a link to a site that has the drawing you need.

You can print out the drawing is you wish from there.

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I just bought 01 sportster 1200 and the oil tank is filled with light brown milky oil that smells like gas 1st harley help please

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.

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The oil drain tube is between the rear down tubes of the frame and attaches to the frame. Don't feel bad it does not look like a the oil drain and a lot of us have trouble finding it at first.

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On the older Sportsters there is a rubber pipe that is clamped onto the base of the battery box underneath. So when you unclamp the pipe the oil spews out. When replacing you just fill the oil tank and fill the primary case up to the marker screw near the bottom

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