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Bikes been in storage for 4 years

Bike taken right off road and put in storage (no storage prep).

Bike is dry sump but engine oil has drained from external oil tank into crankcase (no puddles under bike but tank is empty).

How do you drain crankcase without disassembling?

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  • Mel Jacobson
    Mel Jacobson May 11, 2010

    Have u checked the lowest point in the pan. There should be a drain plug

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    took to top end off and put it back on filled the oil tank with oil and the oil tank drain empty and does not return to tank



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Your oil pan where you normally drain the oil when changing it IS the crankcase. I would also drain any gas from the fuel tank(s) and put fresh gas in it, and you will probably need a new battery.

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