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Hey Hippy do you know what the difference is between Early 87 and Late 87 XL that would make them have different factory oil tank upgrade kits? Checked my kit contents and found it looks like 8 banjo washers missing that said for the other kit … apparently the only difference.

Just bought the 62482-93 supposed to be for 82-E87 XL, it says tank kit 62472-93 is for L87-93 XL … WILL NOT FIT 83-84 XR-1000. My bike is in pieces in 3 places and am not sure what to check to see if I just wasted 200$. Only difference I could find in parts book was a difference in the oil filter mount housing bypass mechanism. Pretty virgin tank, battery cable set, matching battery tray, pads, a rear brake line setup, drain line setup, new mounts and fittings/hardware. If every thing bolts up think I made a good deal, am happy to start with new oil tank. Will get HD dipstick with temp gauge to top it off. Has instructions and shows the longer drain hose to lower frame plug so maybe I can rig one. Might try to use an air line quick disconnect and a butterfly for no muss no fuss oil change at frame plug

OOOps sorry posted this in wrong thread, hey Hippy can you move this to "Everything … ask" thread. Sorry Bow did not mean to cloud your thread with another's post

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Not off the top of my head. I'll see what I can though.
No I can't move anything in the forum, only the pedia.
I have the instructions, it says it will fit to E87, if that's what you have.
That's actually the 62482-93A kit, right?

This is what I've got:
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Kit Number
62472-93A and 62482-93A
Models
XL Oil Tank Kit 62482-93A is designed for installation on 1982
to early 1987 XLH model vehicles. XL Oil Tank Kit 62472-93A
is designed for installation on late 1987 to 1993 XLH model
vehicles. This kit will not fit 1983 and 1984 XR-1000 model
vehicles.

Appears this kit covers to E87 and From L87.
Hose routing seems to be the difference but I haven't studied it closely.
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I think the reason Dynatek said something is they might be easily mixed up during service etc., worth checking ... gold vs silver. I bought an S+S PN 55-1247 = 32402-83 and I believe they still stock both but cant find the other number now dang it . Time for bed.
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I updated the last post to keep from clouding this thread.
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Hippy .. sorry I think I'm pissing you off .. not sure why but really don't want to do that as Im looking for your help and appreciate all you have given me. THANKS, REALLY Am an ex QC super, can be persistent enough to aggravate sometimes maybe. Especially when I'm twiddling thumbs at home. That said I don't know diddley about Harley's compared to you. Know some about Pontiac's but not that much. Am from the "If not running right change the plugs, points, condenser, cap and rotor then check timing" generation. Just learning about motorcycles. Would seem to me in this case if changing ignition sensor might as well change rotor too just to eliminate possibility that's it. Especially if possibility it could be the wrong one. I would, then both mating parts are new. Even if right one could have an excessive or boobed window.

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Keith, no I'm not angry. I got exhausted last night. Screen doubled in size a couple times... all by itself.
I'm spending a lot of time on the pedia lately and I guess I need to break more.

Seemed like this was in another thread.?,,,,, loosing my mind.

Unless these two kits were once separate, it appears the one kit serves E87 and L87.
The instructions I have are for both.
It appeared hose routing is the difference between them when I looked at it last.
I checked the parts books and the rubber bumpers are the same # from 83 thru 90.
Sometimes they are iffy though.
The battery tray should have 3 holes to match up to the 3 holes in the tank.
I don't see why it wouldn't work from here.
It has tee fittings for the hoses. There just may be a few parts left over is all I could see.

I spent most of my life tearing up V-8s so I'm no expert either.
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Stress reduction technique … Jump on the bike and take her for a spin. Find a nice straight and drop into 3rd at 60, wind the throttle all the way around and hold … count 1,2,3 (testing limiter), do same in 4th ("throttle stuck Officer"). Let off, pull bugs out of teeth, have cheeseburger, fries and coke (or maybe double onion cheese pizza and beer)and pinch your sweetie's bum.
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Hahahaha,
Sounds like good plan.
I've got to get back working on mine.
Just been out of money.
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I just ran across this information in Tech Tip #34 from this page in Sportsterpedia.
http://www.sportsterpedia.com/doku.p...cres:miscres04

RETROFIT OIL TANK
Two retrofit oil tank kits will be available in early August for earlier Sportster models.
This oil tank will retrofit to all 1982 to 1993 Sportster models, except the XR-1000.
All earlier tanks will be obsoleted and replaced with these two kits.

1982 - E1987 (62482-93) with flared brake lines
L1987-1993 (62472-93) - with banjo brake lines


So it does make the case for the difference being hose routing.
The 93A probably just combined the 2 kits into one for ease of ordering (and parts counter bins)

edit:
I corrected the part numbers. Tech Tip #37 corrects these also.
Not my fault this time.

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Thanks for that Hippy. I think mostly everything in the kit will work for me. Will try to do a plate or drill hole for quick-disconnect fitting to lower oil drain hose outlet as I like the lower location better. Was wondering if tank setup had anything to do with seat mount. I have 2 2-up seats, one was on the 87 frame and is not bad and one from a 95 I think that has "Sportster" on the back, is perfect and has much nicer padding I think gel-foam in it. Was told the later seats may not bolt up ... I dont see any conversion kit hardware offered. I think the later seat is for a 5-speed so the junction of tank and seat might be off as they are longer??. If it wont fit may try to remove the padding from the newer seat and put on old one. There is a good upholstery girl close to me , she will do my snowmobile seat and possibly redo the "geeky beamer" suitcase bags I have for my R65 with a gel-foam layer and leather cover. Always liked the function and mount sturdiness of them.
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