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I have a 2009 Sporster and i checked the oil and it is just slightly above the low reading is that where it is suppose to be?

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The ideal reading is at the top of the guage area.

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I found this article that should help you alot with theory part of why this is happening.'
It's from a sportster but an older model than yours. Take a look and see if you can get it cleaned up.

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