Hi, Linda if you are experiencing excessive oil coming out of the crankcase breather or air filter please drain all engine oil and replace half of the same oil that comes out. Many riders are overfilling their oil system because they do not know how to properly read their oil site glass or dipstick. The following procedure works on nearly all 4 stroke engines but to be on the safe side you should refer to your owners manual. Use your center stand if you have one.
1. Bring the engine up to operating temperature or let idle for 5 minutes.
2. Turn off your engine and let it sit for 2 minutes, this will allow the oil from the top end to drain to the bottom.
3. Hold your bike straight up or on the center stand and wait 2 minutes for the oil in the bottom of the engine to be level in the sight glass or on the dipstick.
4. Your oil level should be between the top full mark and the bottom add oil mark.
5. Never overfill your oil system it will cause problems:
a. oil leaking out of exhaust pipes.
b. oil leaking out of breather pipe/hose.
c. oil carryover into the air cleaner.
6. Your oil site glass must "NEVER" be completely full or empty drain or add oil as necessary.
7. Your oil dipstick must "NEVER" be over the full mark and should never be below the add mark drain or add oil as needed.
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Hi, Daniel it takes a 10mm 12 point if you are going to work on your bike from minor maintenance to major surgery you're going to need tools and information on how to use them. A basic tool kit will set you back a bare minimum of $100 depending on how frugal and clever you can be, other factors like the year-make-model of your bike, your location and the amount of "DRACHMA" you are willing to part with, may drive the price higher. These are the tools you will need, # 1-3 are the mandatory first and best tools you will buy otherwise the rest are useless:
1. Service or repair manual, you would not go to a place of worship without taking your Bible, Quran, Torah, Vedas etc. you would not work on your bike without a having a service or repair manual. You can go online and Google free service manual to download for the year-make-model of your bike or try "manualslib.com" a free website or try "Tradebit.com" most manuals cost $15.
2. Parts manual or microfiche I use "partsfish.com" it has free listings of the top 4 Japanese bikes, including the year-make-model, picture of the part, the part number and the price.
3. Owner's or User manual will have maintenance schedules, troubleshooting, and information not found in the service manual. These are also free if you know where to look.
I recommend you folks that live in the U.S.A. to purchase all tools at you local "Harbor Freight" they have the cheapest prices. For the rest of the world, you can order online from "harborfreight.com" American Motorcycles will use SAE measurements on tools the rest of the world will use Metric.
4. Small toolbox 9"x10"x19" or larger should be fine for a starter.
5. A basic set of combination wrenches.
6. A basic set of screwdrivers.
7. A basic set of 3/8" drive 12 point short sockets with a rachet.
8. A basic set of 1/4" drive short sockets with a rachet.
9. A basic set of Allen wrenches.
10. A basic set of Torx bits.
11. A basic set of pliers including side or wire cutters
12. A spark plug wrench or deep socket.
13. A 24oz. or 680-gram brass hammer.
14. A multimeter.
15. Electrical tape.
16. A 6" pocket steel ruler.
The rest you can purchase as needed.
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Hi Joesinischo, take a ride or drive over to your local dealers service department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Have a nice day.
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Hi Timbo27rollt, remove seat and directly behind the battery is a black plastic box. The cover slides up and off revealing the starter relay and the system/fuel pump relay for you injected folks and the various assorted circuit fuses. Good luck
Hi Kjhydepl, take a ride or drive over to your local dealers service department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Have a nice day.