gas in my oil

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by gseils, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. gseils

    gseils New Member

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    When I was riding my sportster, I started hearing a ticking noise like the engine was not getting enough oil. When I checked the oil, the level was OK but I smelled gas on the rag. How did this happen, and did I trash my bike?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Oil dilution can happen when a fuel shut off is left open and the bike is parked or an overly rich mixture.
     
  3. Old legend

    Old legend Member

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    The best bet would be to change the oil and filter, then ride it and check it out.