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Discussion in 'Motor' started by Deathstar88, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. SKOGDOG

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    I'm not familiar with your bike, but suspect that filter may be aftermarket.
    Some 'operations' on our bikes are really important, like carb adjustment, torque values, Loctite use, pushrod installation sequences, etc. this is not one of those. This is a just a vent, and only needs to be open to the atmosphere. The filter is used to catch any oil droplets instead of spraying them on the back of your bike or dripping on your garage floor.
    Try one of these:
    1. Measure hose on your bike--order that size filter.
    2. Buy both filters and return the one you don't need. (I always keep 'em figuring I'll need it sometime)
    3. Clean yours and re-use it.
    4. Route the hose straight down and don't worry about the filter.
    5. If your new filter is the wrong size, make an adapter out of some copper or plastic tubing (and rubber hose) and use it anyway.
     
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    so i watched the above video twice. I have an idea but im still not 100%. Anyone out there ever worked on a 2006 BD Chopper? ... Manual, video, pic with step by step would be a great help..
     
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    The way I do it on my Mastiff (Which should be the same as your K9) is drain the oil tank, fill it with 2 or 3 quarts of Mobil 1 20/50 synthetic, basically however much it will take, place a drain pan under the oil filter, make a funnel to prevent the oil from running down the motor and frame and into the drainpan, place it under the oil filter, remove the oil filter, now comes the part you will think is nuts, I start the engine and let the old oil pump out into the oil pan until I see the new oil coming through, shut it off, install new filter, add another quart or so to oil tank or until oil level is right with the bike on the stand, remove tappet screen and clean, repace tappet screen, done! :old2:
     
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    Don't take the plug out from under the motor housing, its easy to cross thread it and it only drains about 3-4 oz from it, but if you do it like Cdoggy suggested then you will have run that out anyway.
     
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    You can always pick up a Scavanger and save urself a mess. Jm .02

    Oh, and don't let these Dogs intimidate you....parts is parts.
     
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    Tin foil funnel is cheap:oldsmile:
     
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    Thanks for all the information!!!...
    @ cdogg "The way I do it on my Mastiff (Which should be the same as your K9) is drain the oil tank, fill it with 2 or 3 quarts of Mobil 1 20/50 synthetic, basically however much it will take, place a drain pan under the oil filter, make a funnel to prevent the oil from running down the motor and frame and into the drainpan, place it under the oil filter, remove the oil filter, now comes the part you will think is nuts, I start the engine and let the old oil pump out into the oil pan until I see the new oil coming through, shut it off, install new filter, add another quart or so to oil tank or until oil level is right with the bike on the stand, remove tappet screen and clean, repace tappet screen, done! :old2:"
    I understand the steps, but im lost on what the drain plug looks like on a 06 BD Chopper (not sure on the location). Is anyone willing or able to make a video or pics with labels and arrows. I just trying to make sure I do this right the first time. Any and all information is a huge help..

    Also, any ideas on where I could pic up an oil filter thats chrome, and what kind of oil and how much I should buy?
     
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    You can get the chrome oil filter at any local Harley shop, just be sure to get the "EVO" style, as far as the drain plug I am not sure but it should be at the bottom of the tank somewhere, seems to be the logical place anyway.
     
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    ok thanks. what about the type of oil
     
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    THANKS!!!
     
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    Hope it helps. :chopper::old2::old2:
     
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