98 fat boy

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by bustertm, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. bustertm

    bustertm New Member

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    Hello to all fellow riders, I live in WI close to Milwaukee. Its riding time here again and I'm looking for some suggestions on a problem that I'm having with my Fat Boy. The primary drain plug is leaking and not sure what I want to do about it so I'm open to suggestions (tried lots of teflon tape) ie tapping a bigger hole, changing to dry clutch ??? so fire away with your suggestions.
    Thank You
    Buster
     
  2. firechief26

    firechief26 New Member

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    I use non-hardening aluminum-safe pipe dope. (sparingly)
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    How about replacing the plug itself. It's a tapered plug and inserting it too far can damage the threads and even crack the cover not to mention contacting the clutch basket. It's not a major job to retap it and use the newer type plug with the "O" ring on it either. Many choices here for this including a thread sealant on the plug itself.

    Take a look here.

    Primary Chain Case Servicing - Harley Davidson Community
     
  4. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I agree with Glider, the new primary drain plug cost me $3.95 at the dealer. Cheap fix if that is the problem.