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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 09:03 PM
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^^^^^^^^^ No matter how careful I am when changing the oil filter, it never fails that oil "spills" below the filter and gets all over. For about a week I have drip marks on the floor.
My last oil change, I was crazy careful to not make a mess, IMPOSSIBLE!
After i finished with the task, I sprayed the chit out of the area around the oil filter with brake cleaner, Then gave it a fresh soapy bath. Fallowed that up with the usual long day of wiping spots, wax on/off and polished up the chrome and aluminum.
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post #22 of 41 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 09:47 PM
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Like Gman said....trans drain plug.
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My guess is, judging from where that oil spot on the floor is, it's residual oil from filter changes. The oil runs down the case and clutch cable and dribbles from the lowest spot on that side of the engine !
I would go to the car wash and pressure wash the underside of the frame and get everything nice and clean for once, then see if the oil spot on the floor returns.
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^^^^^^^^^ No matter how careful I am when changing the oil filter, it never fails that oil "spills" below the filter and gets all over. For about a week I have drip marks on the floor.
This thought has occurred to me, and was hoping this is the case. Will take the suggestion of cleaning everything real good to see what happens.
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Like Gman said....trans drain plug.
As I was the one who changed the Transmission oil. I was very careful about this procedure, being my first time to do such a thing. And have repeatedly checked the drain plug. No leaks. Also, the leak appeared before the transmission oil change.

I did have the engine oil changed and oil filter changed at the Harley Dealership a 2 weeks back.

There is no leakage appearing UNDER the bike. Where ever this is from, it's making it way down on the right side and accumulating under the right side of the bike on the frame, and finally dripping at the lowest point.

Gonna have to wait until this weekend, give it a good wash,
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Spray it down with some Windex or 409. Windex works well on chrome comes out shiny. No sense washing whole engine down for a small leak on one side of engine. Checked around push rod tubes and lifter blocks?

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Would any of y'all who have experienced the oil filter change dripping afterwards, mind giving some details as to how long that last ? how many trips ? how much leakage appears and for how long ?
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Mine dripped for 2 or 3 days. Then I sprayed the area with degreaser real good, hosed it down and it stopped dripping. Now it's part of my oil and filter change.

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Punch two holes in filter with a nail on end at 12 & 6 positions. Top one is to vent bottom to drain. Use HD drain funnel or make one from plastic jug.. Pack a few old rags under filter seal to case, loosen and remove. Very little runs away on case. Partly fill new one. Tighten per. spec. Less time cleaning.
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Punch two holes in filter with a nail on end at 12 & 6 positions. Top one is to vent bottom to drain. Use HD drain funnel or make one from plastic jug.. Pack a few old rags under filter seal to case, loosen and remove. Very little runs away on case. Partly fill new one. Tighten per. spec. Less time cleaning.
Why oh why did they get rid of the remote oil filter like they had on the FXR?

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Why oh why did they get rid of the remote oil filter like they had on the FXR?
What's cheaper to build? Simple as that.
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