Question about Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster Custom Motorcycles
Sounds like the oil tank ..if the battery is mounted to the oil tank like the older sportster they were noted for the brackets cracking were they were welded to the tank it will not usually be a big leak as it is a fine crack but annoying pull the battery out get a good light ..clean the back side of the tank with some brake clean where the brackets mount to it ..push down on the battery bracket watch on the oil tank for cracking you have to look close ...had this same problem with a 1988 sporty...hope this helps
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
I have the same problem and found out today what it is. Its a recalled hose that has a P shape to it and the oil is getting stored in the dip area of the hose then will get blown out leakin on the areas you stated.
I asked how to fix it and the dealer didnt have an answer other than to cut it about 3" or move it around so the oil wont get stuck in the dip area.
I havent tried to move anything yet, as I just tore it down and put it all back together before going to the HD shop and asking.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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