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I did not on fact the oil line specs on the HD manual or parts guide. For an 82 model

Could someone possibly suggest the approximate length of each type of rubber hose? And the best fasteners.. I assume jubilee clips should be used?

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Feed and Return: 3/8" ID X 5/8" OD reinforced rubber.
Oil tank Vent: 1/4" ID, 1/2" OD reinforced rubber.
Length is usually cut to fit.
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Had to look up jubilee clip, but yeah that's what I use (regular hose clamps for the rest of us). You can usually buy the hose at your local auto parts outfit by the foot. In my experience the price has been really good, so I just buy a bunch so I can play with routing and have extra if I mess it up.
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https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...yhs-airfind-04

I prefer the spring style clamps. Install them and you are done, not checking if they got loose as with the worm screw type.

This too... http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2080251
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I prefer the spring style clamps. Install them and you are done, not checking if they got loose as with the worm screw type.

This too... http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2080251
Many thanks. That is interesting. I had thought that the screw would help seal harder.
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I prefer the spring style clamps. Install them and you are done, not checking if they got loose as with the worm screw type.

This too... http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2080251
Am I right in thinking that spring fasteners should not be used on the return line because it is pressurised?
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The return line flows {is pumped} to the vented oil tank, there should be no real pressure.

These are the clamps used by Harley... Special tool required. Again, install it and you are done, until its time to remove them {they are a pain}.

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The return line flows {is pumped} to the vented oil tank, there should be no real pressure.
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Unless the vent line gets kinked.

There will be pressure in the hose that is relieved as soon as it get's into the tank as mentioned by the vent back to the camchest.
I use screw clamps (I call them worm clamps) on mine as do many here.
So there is no problem using them. Just don't tighten them too tight and ruin the hose.
There are alternatives as mentioned but to answer your question, the spring clamps should hold just fine as well on the return line.
It's not like they get any looser during operation.
Thing is you need to make sure to get the right size that allows the right amount of clamp force.
You can get different OD hoses that lower the clamp force due to less bulk under them.
And you can get a variance in ID of spring clamps (quality control?).
So to bypass the guess work, I'd just use a worm clamp.
Or you can go with the factory type connectors.
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