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Were to fill with oil sportster

Were do i fill the bike with oil is it true there is three differnt oil filling places

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The sportster only has two oil fills. The engine oil fill is through the dip stick hole I use mobile 1 15-50. The primary fill is the upper access plate on the primary cover I use mobile 1 gear lube 75-90.

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