81 xlh1000

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by raiderfn63, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. raiderfn63

    raiderfn63 New Member

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    i'm reading a lot about the chain oiler on older sporty's. does my 81 xlh have one? i'm getting some spray on the rear tire and frame, and i don't see any other possible leaks???
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If your model has an oilier and I think it does you can adjust it or better yet block it off with an1/8 pipe plug, just remember to lube it once in a while or put an O ring chain on and check or replace the sprockets:s
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Jack has you covered, the automatic chain oiler, if not properly "adjusted" left a puddle of oil "traditionally"... really gave Harleys a bad rap that carries on to this day.:(