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Had the 2006 Sporty mostly put together Weds night as stated but for some reason decided not to start it

Last night I remembered I hadn't changed the filter or put oil in it

Changed the oil and added oil

Gave it another once over to be sure I didn't forget anything else

Put the saddle bags on, and fired it up. No unusual noises!!!
Just a thought, did you not fire it up before draining the oil? I ask only because you may have had a load of "sumped" oil that would stay until you fired it up.
Possibly overfilled now?
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I took the breather bolts of and used some CURIL-T (non-hardening seal) on the bolts and between the heads and the filterbox. Thát's were the excessive oil came from and not from the filter. No more messy oil tank, heads and a clean engine again.

I found this solution on this forum by someone who wrote that the breather bolts expand differently than the material the heads are made of. That causes the oil getting through. I can't remember who it was but anyway, if it was you: Thanks for that!
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Just a thought, did you not fire it up before draining the oil? I ask only because you may have had a load of "sumped" oil that would stay until you fired it up.
Possibly overfilled now?
I rode it 10 miles before draining the oil

And I checked after it was run and had to add about 1/3 a quart to get it where I like which is in the bottom 1/3 of the dipstick
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Confirmed cutting a fork tube in half is just as hard to do as expected.

A little too late to take the bigger tools to it without neighbors wondering what all the noise is, so will have to go at it again tomorrow. I'm getting the guts out of these busted forks one way or another...
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