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What oil line goes to what.oil tank to motor?1971flh 1200

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1996 sportster oil tank has 3 hose fitting the 1984 got 4 fitting how do you hook up hose ? from 84 to 96


Hi, Onebob yesterday I sent you a free service manual that covered both oil line routing systems but I guess that wasn't good enough and since we are thousands of miles apart I can't hold your hand to open the manual the best I can do is tell you that your Sportster oil tanks have:
1. Feed line from the bottom of the oil tank to the oil pump 3/8"
2. Return line from the oil pump to the top of the oil tank 3/8"
3. Vent line from the top of the oil tank to the gearcase 5/16"
If you have an aftermarket oil tank with 4 ******* I can't help you. You will need to do some R&D on your own.
You are welcomed to send me photo's of your tanks so I may be enlightened to your dilemma. xlch@mail.com
Good luck and have a wonderful day.
FAQ oil line diagram
https://www.carlsalter.com/pdfs/Harley%20Davidson%20%20Sportster%201986-2003%20Service%20Manual.pdf

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1996 Sportster oil line routing diagram from oil tank to motor


Hi, Onebob for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can not find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Harley, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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Which pipe is the feed from the oil tank on 2000 evo 1200


The way to tell on Harleys is as follows (with explanations).



If you pull the oil lines one at a time, the following will happen:

On the oil return, and the vent line, oil will not flow out (except maybe a little residual oil).

On the feed line (oil tank TO oil pump), oil will flow out, especially it the oil cap is removed!

NOW, if you\'re asking because you want to install an inline oil filter or oil cooler, the feed line IS NOT the one you want to install this on!!!



Why?



The feed line is gravity fed to the oil pump, and there is no pressurization in this line, and the line could cavitate (suck air), especially if the filter/cooler are mounted too high!



The RETURN line is where you want to install these items, as this line is pressurized with the engine running, forcing the oil through them on the way back to the oil tank.



So which is the vent, and which is the return?



Pull the two lines you have already identified as NOT being the feed line (as described above), start the bike and run for ONLY about 5-30 seconds (or however long is needed), and see which line has oil coming out of it under pressure.



THIS is the line to install an oil filter and/or cooler.

Nov 29, 2013 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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What oil do i use for a 99 1200xl sportster


You can use one or the other. If you use regular oil, Harley 20w50 goes in the oil tank and Formula + goes in the primary. If you use synthetic (Harley Syn 3) the same oil goes in both oil tank and primary.

May 29, 2012 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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Just need to know where the drain plug is on 2003 1200 sportster-friend lost her manual


For the oil? On the oil tank you will see tubes coming off the bottom of the tank, there is two one to the motor and one will drop almost straight down. follow the tube and you will see the plug. most times it will sit right behind the tranny on the rh side of the bike. don't worry about the motor holds little oil and the tranny is separate and holds its own oil.
If you need more help please let me know
M.Woodring

Jul 01, 2011 | 2000 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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My 04 sportster 883 is a converted 1200, seems to leak a quite a bit of oil from the vent tube on the left side of the bike. I get oil residue on my rear rim, belt guard, and unsightly drips and residue...


Unless Harley has changed something, I'm not familiar with a vent tube on the left side of a Sportster. I've always seen the vent tube coming out of the cam chest on the right side of the bike. Even the transmission vent came up and over to just behind the oil tank.

On your Sportster, make sure that you're not overfilling the oil tank. There are two lines on the dipstick. When checking your oil, the top line is 'FULL HOT" and the lower line is 'FULL COLD". Keep the level between the two lines when hot. As long as you can see oil on the dipstick, ride the bike far enough to heat up the oil and then check the level.

Otherwise, trace the hose back to it's source and tell me exactly where it comes from.

Good Luck
Steve

Oct 09, 2010 | 2004 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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I have a 2001 harley 1200 sportster were is the oil stick located. and how do i change the oil in it and what type of oil is best for the time of year ect.. thanks shane


The dip stick is located on top of the oil tank. The drain line is at the bottom of the rear down tubes and looks like it goes into the frame. I run Mobile 1 20w50 V-twin full synthetic all the time.

Feb 17, 2009 | 2005 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...

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Oil blow out the breather


An overfull oil tank will do it. Even if not overfull just about all harley's will blow oil out the air filter. Unless there is a bunch of oil coming out, it's not a problem What I've found is that the air filter eventually gets saturated and then starts to leak through. The level in the oil tank doesn't seem to matter. If you change the air filter the problem goes away, until the new one gets saturated and then it starts all over again. My plan is to get a K&N air filter, which you can clean yourself and save having to buy a new air filter every 4,000 miles or so.

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Oil drain plug


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

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