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How do you drain the engine oil out of the oil tank on a 2004 883 harley davidson sportster

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The engine oil drain is a hose which clips to the frame under the engine. The hose has a plastic plug in it secured by a hose clamp. Loosen the clamp and pull the plug out to let the oil drain out. Remove the cap/dipstick from the oil tank to let air in the top of the tank and assist the draining. The Clip is on the Lefthand side of the Frame underneath the Primary Cover...should be very easy to spot.

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    The engine oil drain is a hose which clips to the frame under the engine. The hose has a plastic plug in it secured by a hose clamp. Loosen the clamp and pull the plug out to let the oil drain out. Remove the cap/dipstick from the oil tank to let air in the top of the tank and assist the draining. The Clip is on the Lefthand side of the Frame underneath the Primary Cover...should be very easy to spot.



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There is a hose that comes down between the rear down tubes on the frame, it goes back and attaches to the the frame. It doesn't look like it should be a drain hose but it is. Make sure you bring the temp up on the bike before you drain the oil and check the oil tank before you refill, I usually need to use a turkey baster to remove the last of the old oil out of mine. When you refill the tank make sure to only fill it to about hal lf way between the low and full marks on the dip stick to reduce blow by. Also don't forget to put about 4 ounces in the oil filter to prime the motor.

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Follow the hose that goes to the frame from the oil tank. Loosen the clamp and pull.

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SOURCE: where is the oil plug on a 2001 harley davidson

There is a hose between the down tubes at he rear of the frame that looks is attached to the frame, it looks like it is sending fluid into the frame. It isn't, it is a nibble to attach the drain line to.

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