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As mentioned, you got off lucky if all that happened was the dip stick blowing out. It's a lot worse when the tank explodes under your seat while riding like mine did, but my incident was from running the bike at to low a temperature causing the oil to turn to slush in the lines and causing pressure build up. As Dan said, you should check the seams on that tank anyway. I believe the newer models have some sort of pressure relief valve on the tank to prevent this from happening. I don't know what year they started that though.
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I've never done any of that and I got 206,000 miles out of my 2006 Sportster before I killed it. But if that makes someone comfortable then keep doing it.
Then do it to all your cars, lawn mower and other vehicules you own.
Just running old oil seem to be the reason you've run so far.

I live in Kebec, up there where it's cold 6 month per year, I change my oil before winterizing. Every 5000 km I change; averaging about 15 K km a year, so three oil change a year. 3 quarts more for my peace of mind.

Scavenge oil change is just a better way than leaving 25% of old oil in an engine, Why not leave 100% old oil ???? 25% dont mater after all.

You might have got better than 206K if you've done it.

You already convince peoples to harm their engine by running 25% old acidic oil. Good for you and them.
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Then do it to all your cars, lawn mower and other vehicules you own.
Just running old oil seem to be the reason you've run so far.

I live in Kebec, up there where it's cold 6 month per year, I change my oil before winterizing. Every 5000 km I change; averaging about 15 K km a year, so three oil change a year. 3 quarts more for my peace of mind.

Scavenge oil change is just a better way than leaving 25% of old oil in an engine, Why not leave 100% old oil ???? 25% dont mater after all.

You might have got better than 206K if you've done it.

You already convince peoples to harm their engine by running 25% old acidic oil. Good for you and them.
My engine failed because the cardboard seal from the inside of an oil cap fell into my oil tank and blocked the flow of the oil causing oil starvation. Prior to that occurring I could still see the cross hatching in the cylinders and I was burning no oil.

As I've said, if doing the flush makes you more comfortable then keep doing it, I was not criticizing you or anyone else. I was simply stating my experience.
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The flush is another precaution, I advocating scavenge oil change. Yes I will continue to do it.
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I'll check the tank for any breach. That is sound advise.

I guess what is baffling me is that I did not blow an o-ring or seal first?? It would be nice to know what the pressure rating of that cap is. Anyone know????

That oil cap is like a twist lock and it pushed the plastic tabs apart. I had to kind of twist it back together.

There is an oil tank and twist cap on e-bay for $50, & I might buy & change it for piece of mind.
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