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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Oil overfilled, low, what's going on?

Hey all,
I am certain this has been answered, I am just not finding my same situation.

I have a 2015 RoadGlide Special with 7,000 miles on it. Ran the bike for a few minutes, waited a few minutes and checked the oil to notice just the tip of the dipstick had oil on it.

I added about 2 quarts of oil and is now half way up the dipstick on the jiffy stand measurement. Rode around town and noticed oil pressure was not fluctuating as much as it did before. Sweet!. Rode to work, putting about 80 miles on it and the bike started to act like it was lugging. Would twist the throttle but had very little acceleration and would shake.

Parked the bike and noticed oil residue on the underside of my Arlen Ness Air Cleaner.

Started it back up a few days later to see what it would do and had a burning oil smell. No smoke from exhaust, just smell.

Did I overfill or what is going on?

All I can find is people having oil around air cleaner but not having performance issues. With me having both, I am stuck.
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What was the reading on the dipstick after all of of this?

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Sounds like your engine is sumping
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What was the reading on the dipstick after all of of this?
Dipstick is showing about 1/2 qt low.
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Sounds like your engine is sumping
After you mentioned it, I looked into it, and it does seem to be doing that... Seems to be a somewhat common issue...
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Not common on the twin cam but it can happen. When you take it apart check the crank runout. FWIW the S&S cam plate and pump are excellent items
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Not common on the twin cam but it can happen. When you take it apart check the crank runout. FWIW the S&S cam plate and pump are excellent items
It was just brought my attention that this is a common issue if you have aftermarket air cleaners? Through all the searching I have done, I haven't found this as the reason, but have any of you heard this?
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Has nothing to do with aftermarket air cleaners
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Has nothing to do with aftermarket air cleaners
Good, I agree. When I was told that, it had me wonder his level of knowledge on the situation.
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Do you check the oil hot or cold? Cold should register 1/2 way between fill and full mark. At least it does on my 2002 Road King. Hot should be at Full mark. On jiffy stand or straight up?
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