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hello, Ive got a 2017 sportster, and with 4k miles on it, the oil is black and thickening. Im not going to think about that too much, but I am going to change it. I saw a drain plug on the lowest point of the motor, but apparantly, im supposed to use a hose?

I did find and drain the oil with the hose, but its not at the lowest point..seems to only have drained the tank.

wouldnt I want to remove that plug on the very bottom and get all that out from the bottom??

thanks in advance. Ill just let it drip until I know what to do for sure.

dave
"I saw a drain plug on the lowest point of the motor,"

I am wondering, too, if this is the Primary Case drain or if you're talking about a factory sump plug drain that is tapered and NOT supposed to be removed, as it is almost impossible to get to re-seal. Understanding how a dry sump engine oils the engine helps a lot. They always have a small amount of dirty oil left in them when you change oil. If you're not satisfied with this check out this Scavenger tool from Rogue Choppers https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...gj562ZjdaiZ8hN
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