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Gypsy on Parade
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I changed the oil in my wife’s 2009 883 today. It only has 3000 miles on it, but I know the oil has been in there since 2016, so I changed it.

The oil that drained from the bag looked pristine. The oil that drained from the filter was darker, but didn’t look bad.

According to the service manual, you only need to drain the oil from the bag, not the crankcase. Why is that? My other bikes, you drain the crankcase. I’m just curious as to why?
 
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