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Don't know if it's been said or not but every sportster that I have seen with excessive blow by was due to an exhaust leak. Changed the head pipe gaskets and no more oil down the side of the bike.


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Okay. You gotta be joking. Right? Uh maybe I missed something over my 3 decades of owning Harleys. But what does a leaky exhaust gasket have to do with blow by ?
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Okay. You gotta be joking. Right? Uh maybe I missed something over my 3 decades of owning Harleys. But what does a leaky exhaust gasket have to do with blow by ?

Not sure to be honest. Just know it has fixed the problem on four different bikes.


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Very possible.Ineffective cylinder scavenging do to an exhaust leak
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Yea, it may be possible. Just saying, I never saw it as a cause of bad blow by. Have to be one helluva a bad exhaust leak.
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I have used 20w/50 Mobile 1 V-Twin Synthetic for a few years. But once summer is here: It's over 80 degrees everyday for over 3 months. I have always wondered about that part in the manual. I may try 60w synthetic come summer to see how it sounds , feels and smells after running it. Doesn't Bel-Ray sell a 60wt synthetic ?
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I've been reading up on this subject and a friend of mine has a '88 1200 Sportster.
He disconnected his breather line long ago and plugged the carb where the line attached. He then extended his line to the chain area to help lube the chain he says.
He is recommending I do the same.
Although the bike I just bough has some oil in the filter area as described by so many it isn't much at all.
Question, can I just plug the carb where the line attaches and run the line to the chain area or do I have to bridge the carb as shown on page 1/pics, if so where can I buy one, and, would I need to adjust the carb after the mod?
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I've been reading up on this subject and a friend of mine has a '88 1200 Sportster.
He disconnected his breather line long ago and plugged the carb where the line attached. He then extended his line to the chain area to help lube the chain he says.
He is recommending I do the same.
Although the bike I just bough has some oil in the filter area as described by so many it isn't much at all.
Question, can I just plug the carb where the line attaches and run the line to the chain area or do I have to bridge the carb as shown on page 1/pics, if so where can I buy one, and, would I need to adjust the carb after the mod?
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Hi Jim,

You can plug the hole(s) where the breather line(s) go into the air cleaner. Do NOT plug the line(s) going from the heads..those are there to relieve internal engine pressure. You can certainly run them down to your chain.
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One trick I've learn from a girl friend : she use a sanitary serviet aka as Kotex at the bottom of her air cleaner, she swear not a single drop of oil get pass it. She say you have to change it less often than a woman will do. Beat all the AC recommendation I've seen so far. LOL
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