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This is the first time I am changing oil and filter on my 2004 sporty. The manual says 3.6 qts including filter. I have put in 3 qts. and run the engine til hot. The dip stick indicates full. When I first started the engine the oil light was on only 3-4 seconds before going out. I don't think I need to add more oil but someone tell me. Thanks.
 

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you would think I was on pills by the title. The bike is a 2004 xl883c. Oldfartitis is a problem at times.
 

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You got it right. Add three quarts and just like you did, run it till warm, and make sure the level is below the top line. A little overfill, is worse than a little under fill. They tend to dump into air filter if over full. I've never seen one take more than 3 quarts!
 

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next time u change your oil, after its DONE dripping....fire up the bike for 10 seconds...U will be surprised how much more.. old oil comes out ...( miles on my 07 nightster 118,000 ) 23 oil changes so far
 
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