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Where is the drain hose that I need to remove to change the oil on an 883 2001 Harley Davidson model

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The drain hose location on the Sportsters seemed to have changed every year. But, they stayed in an area just below the battery on the right side of the bike. The hose may simply plug onto a frame tube down by the swingarm. Sometimes they came off a "tee" right behind the primary case.

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