Oil Pressure Drops-Temp Gauge goes up-Backfiring-Stuttering

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by bikergirl, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. bikergirl

    bikergirl New Member

    Just bought 2001 HD Ultra Classic Electra Glide Shriners Edition from individual. Went on group ride 1st week after purchase. Oil pressure gauge would start to drop, temperature gauge would start to go up and bike would start to stutter and backfire. Any suggestions to try before I take to dealer?

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

    Do you know ? answer these please.

    What oil is used in the bike?
    When was it last changed?
    Mileage on your bike?
    Does it have an oil cooler?
    What modifications on it other than stock on the engine?
    What was the outside temps?
    were you able to Keep it running fast enough to COOL the engine?
    What did the other riders think?
    Were the other bikes Hot like your bike?

    OIL pressure is also based on HEAT, Viscosity of oil is import here.. 20/50 oil? or 20/60 oil is my suggestion and Fresh.. OR a straight weight oil can be used.
    HOT? how hot was it? degrees on oil and checked how?

    More help after you answer these Q.:D