tightening bolt

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by hog up, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. hog up

    hog up Member

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    1990 flhtp. need to tighten bolt holding oil filter base. bolt located under starter.dont want to remove starter and trans. jackshaft if possible. any tips on how to do this an easier way?
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Most Evo oil filters are on the front of the motor,right side. Are you sure it is a FLHTP?
    tourbox
     
  3. Jennmarr

    Jennmarr Junior Member

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    Not in 1990. The oil filter sits vertically underneath the motor on the old Evos. Not sure what year they were moved. '93 maybe?
     
  4. Jennmarr

    Jennmarr Junior Member

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    Maybe more accurately, under the transmission on the old Evo touring bikes.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    1992 for sure, the early FXR had a problem with the oil filter falling off or dragging on the ground right in front of the rear tire
     
  6. Jennmarr

    Jennmarr Junior Member

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    Did all the early Evos have the filter under the tranny, or just the Fl models?
     
  7. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    After looking a little closer at the OEM parts guide you are correct Jennmarr about the location under the tranny. It looks like '92 on the FL's is when it was moved to the front. A little confusion though because the show both mounts for '91's. The p/n ends in '92a for the forward mount.
    As for hog up's original ?, maybe with a modified wrench you might be able to get under the starter to tighten it up.A little grinding, heat etc.
    tourbox
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Google Image Result for http://tetoolsusa.com/tools/images/93222.GIF These are life savers on hidden and buried bolts and nuts I have them in american and metric
     
  9. hog up

    hog up Member

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    thanx tourbox. ground down offset 9/16 wrench and it worked. hogup
     
  10. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Glad you got it. Now go for a Ride and enjoy
    tourbox