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I have a 2006 sporster low getting some oil in my

I have a 2006 1200 sporster low getting some oil in my air filter what could be the problem

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This willl happen when you use the choke to start bike. You should never use the choke on a harley unless weather is really cold. Using the choke will push oil into gas and out to filter.

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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.
http://www.mklsportster.com/xloilblowbyarticle.htm

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http://www.harleydavidsonmaintenance.com/sportster-oil-leak.html


I'll let you read the story. I thought it was a oil soaked air filter, Mine sportster was, but yours is a different story. Hope this helps.

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Don't forget about the Primary Oil...1 qt.

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