Servicing

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by bruce_callaway, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. bruce_callaway

    bruce_callaway New Member

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    could someone please tell me where the engine oil drain plug is?
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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  3. bruce_callaway

    bruce_callaway New Member

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    Thanks very much
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    The sportster engine oil is drained from the oil tank
    the oil tank drain hose is a hose coming from the bottom of the oil tank that fits to a bung on the frame and is secured using a spring clip or worm drive clip
    pull the securing clip then pull the hose off the bung oil will come out sorted

    i would give a wee bit more info on location of the drain hose to frame location but 1200 sportster leaves it open to various locations as 1200 sportster have been made for nearly 25 years and they have changed stuff once or twice over that time period so year of bike is critical to any info you require

    Brian
     
  5. RZA44

    RZA44 Member

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    I just bought my first harley and its a 00 1200 custome and I would like to know how to change the transmission oil on it? thks.
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Your sportster shares the oil between the primary and the gearbox the drain plug is toward the rear of the primary on the underside bike should be upright when draining the oil and when checking the oil level Harley formula+ is a good oil for that shared system or find an oil that states on it that it is suitable for the sportster transmission

    Brian