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Oil change all oil will not drain out bike is level /plug removed/ only got about 1quart out

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Did you pull the trany plug insted their both on the oil pan on t.c. trany has almost a qart

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You dont say what model bike BUT .... if its an evo.... you have to drain the oil out from the oil tank. Theres an oil drain hose. It doesnt drain thru the engine. If its a twin cam it does...Maybe you were low on oil ? Theres also oil in the filter. A quart might be about it in that case

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