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General Discussion (for Off Topic HDBitchin) / Re: Song Title Game
« Last post by j f go on Today at 06:54:21 PM »
Soul Man ----The Blues Brothers
   Man On The Silver Mountain     Rainbow
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Jokes / Re: Motorcycle Cop Has a Hard Time Getting Off The Kickstand
« Last post by maniacmac on Today at 06:28:42 PM »
And now you know why we use to give them servicars. ( my  apologies to all the women riders I'm just joking )
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General Discussion (for Off Topic HDBitchin) / Re: Song Title Game
« Last post by maniacmac on Today at 06:25:19 PM »
   Rock & Roll Soul    Grand Funk R.R.
Soul Man ----The Blues Brothers
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General Discussion (for Off Topic HDBitchin) / Re: Song Title Game
« Last post by j f go on Today at 04:48:21 PM »
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll - The Rolling Stones
   Rock & Roll Soul    Grand Funk R.R.
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General Discussion (for Off Topic HDBitchin) / Re: Song Title Game
« Last post by HDBitchin on Today at 03:32:28 PM »
  Only The Lonely     Roy Orbison
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll - The Rolling Stones
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General Discussion (for Off Topic HDBitchin) / Re: Song Title Game
« Last post by j f go on Today at 01:43:09 PM »
Farewell Is A Lonely Sound
Jimmy Ruffin

TD 8)
  Only The Lonely     Roy Orbison
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General Discussion (for Off Topic HDBitchin) / Re: Song Title Game
« Last post by TD on Today at 01:32:22 PM »
Farewell Is A Lonely Sound
Jimmy Ruffin

TD 8)
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Sportster Models Forum / Re: Oil light comes on after 100 miles
« Last post by AbueloBill on Today at 12:22:54 PM »

@Brent526 if you know someone with a similar year Sportster that isn’t modified to a trike you might want to ask them to check their oil level hot while sitting on the jiffy stand and if at the proper hot level then hold their motorcycle straight up and then check the oil level on the dipstick while straight up. That should show you where your trike’s oil level should be at.

After checking with this other person’s Sportster the question would then be, does your hot check compare to that person’s straight up level?

I don’t think there would be a significant difference in the level but maybe it is enough to cause your issue.

I have a 2016 Sportster Custom and have had extensive conversations with the service department over several oil issues (long story for another time).  What they have told me may be of assistance.

1. Oil level is to be checked hot and with the bike on the jiffy stand, and as soon after shutting the engine off as reasonable.  The level should be between the half and three-quarters mark, slightly lower is OK but not higher. 

If the oil is too high you would run the risk of it blowing back from the heads into the air cleaner.  The oil/vapor is then sucked into the intake and then into the combustion chambers, if too much the filter gets overwhelmed plus the unburned oil can build up in the cylinder.  If the oil level is too low you can simply add oil.  If not checked promptly the oil can sump back into the case and thus give a false reading.
 
2.  The Service Manual shows the following.  This applies to all XL models and the pressure reading is taken at the oil pressure switch fitting.

Table 3-16.  Oil Pressure:  At Operating Temperature

1000 RPM  7-12 PSI   43.3-82.7 kPa

2500 RPM  12-17 PSI  68.9-117  kPa
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General Discussion (for Off Topic HDBitchin) / Re: Song Title Game
« Last post by j f go on Today at 11:28:08 AM »
Kill The King
Rainbow

TD 8)
  A Farewell To Kings     Rush
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My daughter is watching The Mask Of Zorro.
The bit when Banderos and Catherine Zeta dance has just been on.

TD 8)
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