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post Jun 2 2012, 05:05 PM
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Got this Info from a 35 year Harley-Davidson tech : to scavenge the remaining 1/2 of oil after an oil change I did it and it worked perfect
1) DROP THE OIL AND FILTER LEAVE THE DRAIN PAN
2)ADD 3 QTS. OIL
3)PULL THE PLUGS
4) WHILE CRANKING THE ENGINE WATCH THE FILTER HOUSING,THE DIRTY OIL WILL COME FIRST WHEN,YOU SEE CLEAN FRESH OIL COMING OUT STOP.
5) INSTALL NEW FILTER AND PLUGS
6)CHECK OIL LEVEL YOU WILL NEED ABOUT 1/2 A QT. BECAUSE YOU SCAVENGED THE THE DIRTY LEFT OVERS
I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU GUYS,BUT USED TO DRIVE ME NUTS KNOWING I LEFT DIRTY OIL IN THE CASE AFTER A FRESH OIL CHANGE.A LOT OF YALL PROBABLY KNOW THIS METHOD ,FOR THE ONES WHO DON'T I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE A SUCCESS WITH YOU .......RIDE SAFE.....AND KEEP THE RUBBER ON THE ROAD
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post Jun 2 2012, 05:16 PM
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JUST ADDING THIS ON THE POST ,IF THE SPARK ARE OUT THE OIL WON'T SPLATTER OUT ACROSS THE GARAGE IT WILL OOZE OUT SLOW AND YOU CAN CATCH IT IN THE DRAIN PAN.
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post Jun 2 2012, 08:41 PM
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I'm sure I'll never do all that but pretty cool.

I thought I heard it all about oil changes and I've been one to bitch about filter location. Just seems stupid.

I clicked on this for a laugh and ended up having some respect for 'em. Referring mostly to the "coffee mate" Check it out...

http://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=19339
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post Jun 2 2012, 09:13 PM
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Good info I'm going to do that next time,I always rush it and get oil on the engine. Guess it wouldn't hurt to try a little patience
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post Jan 12 2016, 04:05 AM
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Thanks for the info, we just did a conversion on my sportster 883xl, bored, pistons & rings, just finished 100 miles to seat rings, and ready to change the oil, great timing on posting and the tip!
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post Jan 12 2016, 06:06 AM
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Thanks for the tip. I'd heard of that idea, but I've not tried it.
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