Checking the oil level....

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Ernie12

Active Member
Ok guys I have one more question about the oil. When taking the oil cap off there is no dip stick. How in the blank are you supposed to know when its full or low? I hope this is not a dumb question.
 

BigDogRick

Active Member
Sorry can’t help on an 02’, someone will chime in
Very important! The high level when the bike is standing up is the weld at the bottom of the fill neck of your reservoir. DO NOT OVERFILL. It will sump up your breather tube and dispel all excess oil through your air filter cover all over the right rear side of your bike.


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BigDogRick

Active Member
Thanks Rick!! I dont know if you can see the pic on your phone but are you talking about the weld where I have the arrow?
Wait a minute, I have never seen a 2002 up close and from the pics it looks like your oil reservoir is just like mine (standard Harley Softail). But, alas, not so. You fill from below the seat. Let’s approach this another way. I would suggest that you fill it a little low and start it up to circulate it. There may be a 2002 Manual uploaded to a link we have all uploaded ours to so guys like you can get a pdf copy of it. I am mobile now and don’t have the link at hand. If you can find that manual it will tell you how many quarts to add. On my bike, crazy as it sounds, in order to avoid the overfill I have always filled it 1/4 to 1/2 quart low. You may not experience that with your reservoir. When you run it, particularly at highway speed, there will be a little drip from your air filter cover quite naturally - it’s just the nature of the beast for Evo type motors. If you get more than an occasional drip, you have exceeded the amount that the crankcase can circulate. I learned that weld limit on my reservoir by trial and error. Sorry to renege on my advice, but I hope this explanation helps.


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roadie1389

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Thanks Rick!! I dont know if you can see the pic on your phone but are you talking about the weld where I have the arrow?
You have a similar oil tank as a chopper. 1.5" below the back of the fill hole. I have a pdf. Will post when I get to my pc.
 
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