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I'm not sure how dark this is but I remember shortening the drain hose about a 1/2".

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F.W.I.W., for piece of mind on the ‘04’s & ‘05’s please make note that the frame clamp plastic stud which captures the end of the drain hose is hollow. While running in Florida a couple years back that hollow stud broke off at night and spewed oil along the road to my sisters. Had maybe an ounce or two left in the bike. Not happy, but I found an appropriate sized hex head bolt, slipped it inside and double hose clamped it. This copied the plastic plug on my ‘06 and no more issue. Should be pictures posted on site, not sure which thread.
I just included that fact in the Sportsterpedia as well Paul.
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...:oil01#models2
I found your thread of the hose clamp breaking.
http://xlforum.net/forums/showpost.p...&postcount=516

We could use a pic or two of the stock drain plugs on 04-05, 06 and later drains also if anybody can take a few pics.
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Glad you found the picture, let’s hope it helps others prevent a catastrophic event! I’ve ordered the ‘06 plastic plug to replace the steel HHB in use now, just don’t want to chew up the inside of the hose. I have a tendency to overtighten hose clamps.
Now, if I could only find that thread with my zip-tie fix for preventing battery cable from loosening!
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Now, if I could only find that thread with my zip-tie fix for preventing battery cable from loosening!
I'd like to see this page too, gonna need it in spring. Is there any way to personally bookmark some of these threads?
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do not use the stud plug, changed out with pex fitting. i tapped the hole for a plug and added o-ring seal. since the fitting has a flat, easy to wrench.

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How, and where, on the oil tank does the drain hose attach? Since it only has to be accessed once a year for the annual oil change, even if it's a pain to get to, maybe we can figure out how to fabricate a boss with a metal drain plug on the tank itself. Does anyone here have a picture, drawing or diagram that shows the drain coming out of the tank that they can post for all to see?
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How, and where, on the oil tank does the drain hose attach? Since it only has to be accessed once a year for the annual oil change, even if it's a pain to get to, maybe we can figure out how to fabricate a boss with a metal drain plug on the tank itself. Does anyone here have a picture, drawing or diagram that shows the drain coming out of the tank that they can post for all to see?
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A is the drain
B is the feed
C is the vent
D is the return
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Now, if I could only find that thread with my zip-tie fix for preventing battery cable from loosening!
You may check your attachments.
It seems you attempted to post it here but it appears the coding was wrong?
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Thank you kind sir.
Right now begins a search for a used tank to modify and install--don't want to ruin my perfectly good original unit.
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