Question about 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom
Posted by Anonymous on
Clean it all off and dry it and then spray TINACTIN foot powder all over the suspect area and ride the bike and look for the start of the oil leak in the foot spray.
Posted on Oct 16, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: oil leak 2008flstc crank case
Whenever you changed a gasket you should have checked if the barrel top or the other bit on top is leveled.These usually gets deformed just like cars whenever the gasket blows...I am using my experience from cars and motorbike to say this but most of my experience in bikes usually solve this by tightening the barrel screw,as if to lock the combustion chamber better...this usually solve this but if it does not then you need to get them out and check for uneven level and may need to sent to a machine shop to fix this..Hope this helps and please rate this solution..
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Sounds like you're overfilling the oil tank. Always check the oil with the bike on the stand. There are two marks on the oil dipstick. The upper mark is "FULL HOT" and the lower mark is "FULL COLD". Keep the oil level between the two marks and never "top off" the tank when the engine and oil is cold. As long as you see oil on the dipstick, ride the bike until the engine is at full operating temp and the only add oil if it is below the lower mark. Never fill it to the top mark. Your Sportster holds three quarts of oil that is pumped into the engine and then back out. The 1983-1985 XR1000 Sportsters, the hot rod Harleys as they were called, on held two quarts of oil. I've seen hill climbers that had custom oil tanks on them that only held a pint of oil. As long as you can see oil on that dipstick, you have enough oil. If you're getting so much crankcase blow by that your blowing oil out of the tank breather tube, you need to run a compression or leak down test on the engine to check for ring wear. Also, I've seen bikes do that when the needle and seat in the carb was bad or the accelerator pump diaphragm bad. Smell of the oil. Does it smell like gasoline? If so, you have carburetor problems and gasoline is running into your engine diluting the oil and adding volume to it.
Posted on Jul 22, 2011
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