The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems For discussing problems about your Sportster motorcycle that don't fit anywhere else.

Active Threads
0 71 XLH Value?
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 564
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: maltesefalcon
Posted On: 12 Minutes Ago
Replies: 52,524
Views: 8,867,042
0 Allegheny National Park III
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 840
0 '74 Front Brake Caliper leaking
Last Post: dtwaddell42
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 81
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 25,580
Views: 1,495,502
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 33,083
Views: 3,901,818
0 72 ih stroker advise needed
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 985
0 Hello from CT
Last Post: fafcpa
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 84
0 Aftermarket nose cone module vs aftermarket under seat module
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 241
0 Snippets
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 523
Views: 73,969
0 Had to wait for the snow to fall to pick up my 73
Last Post: sungod
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 419
0 Grenade plate fix with XR1200 parts...
Last Post: Andy56
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 14,322
0 What song do you have stuck in your head?
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,457
Views: 265,660
0 NOS cases
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,175
Views: 376,383
0 04 Sportster refurb and build.
Last Post: BillPlayfoot
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,496
0 Facebook sales listing
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 63
0 a definitive sportster chain conversion pros and cons list
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
0 1960 XLH Stroker – a 13 year journey
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 517
0 Lectron Carbs: anyone used them?
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 179
0 Exhaust compatability?
Last Post: Racepres
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 113
0 KT - 2021 - You're In It Now
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 14,763
0 2021 Iron Butt Rally
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 155
Views: 17,182
0 90" of Street-based FUN coming downunder
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 351
Views: 71,160
0 Food porn
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2,560
Views: 609,928
0 video & pics
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 579
Views: 61,380
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12,616
Views: 2,988,793
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4,816
Views: 960,856
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9,088
Views: 2,128,018
0 Sportster Builds
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 375
More...
Members Birthdays
Greg81XLH (56), saylor01 (55), Alicia (53), latnyte (52), antonini (44)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21st October 2021
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 15,861
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 15403397
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default Oil pressure switch

Developed a leak, originally thought it was a base gasket, traced it back to the switch which is located under the oil filter mount at the front of the engine. Difficult to get to with cramped quarters but I gave it a try. Note: regular sockets don’t work on this, the F.S.M. calls for use of an Oil Pressure Switch Socket #453000. The switch is actually round with indentations in it-creating the need for a “special socket”. I tried everything in my tool boxes even a faucet wrench.
”Coastie56”did find a you-tube video an Englishman had posted, he used a medium pair of channel locks from the left side of the bike. Tedious and quite time consuming as you get minimal rotation, stop and regrip then more of the same, about 15-20 minutes worth.
I visited my guy at the local Car Quest Auto Parts store and he had the special socket on hand, cost to me was $11.00. I believe these switches are used on many different vehicles. With the proper socket and a 6” extension fed up from below the old switch came out in about ten seconds, yea! Now I have another special tool as well.
Oh, the switch is part#26554-77B. I may be the only guy in history that needed to do this but it may help someone else down the road.
__________________
I.B.A.#26543,

Dads words of wisdom:”behave and if you can’t behave don’t get caught!”

The XL Forum Sportsterpedia:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/start

Last edited by sportsterpaul; 22nd October 2021 at 02:10..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22nd October 2021
Edster's Avatar
Edster Edster is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: League City
Posts: 779
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200S
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Reputation: 191185
Edster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant future
Default

Done that. Tedious at best. I couldn't get the socket to work. But the channel locks are fine by me. PS620 is the AutoZone part number.

Sent from my LM-G900TM using Tapatalk
__________________
Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22nd October 2021
Andy56 Andy56 is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: UK
Posts: 303
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200T
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Reputation: 126445
Andy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud ofAndy56 has much to be proud of
Default

In 2008 HD state tool HD 48386 oil pressure sending unit wrench.

In 2017 HD stopped advertising the tool in the section for the oil pressure switch and I cannot find any reference to a special tool in the manual.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22nd October 2021
Edster's Avatar
Edster Edster is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: League City
Posts: 779
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200S
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Reputation: 191185
Edster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant futureEdster has a brilliant future
Default

The socket I have was bought at AutoZone. I couldn't get it past the motor mount bolts IIRC. I wasn't aware of the HD tool.

Sent from my LM-G900TM using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22nd October 2021
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 15,861
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 15403397
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Ed, my socket came from Car Quest part#LST 13200, but my saga continues- removing the switch from Orange was just the beginning and as easy as it was to remove it should have warned me what lay ahead with the install on Black Beauty. Decided just to work out on the driveway, what possibly could go wrong, right? Put my mat down and tools within reach, as was the replacement switch with pipe thread compound on its threads.Fed the switch socket into the gap and on up over the old switch, worked extension and ratchet up and into place and tried backing out the old switch. W.T.H.it just spins, cursing commences. Now’s when I justify my avatar......what now? Resort to the channel lock remedy, which did work but started out tediously until I noticed by hooking the curved channel lock jaw behind the switch then pulling quickly it spun nicely. A couple times and she dropped right out saving me a bunch of what was going to be very tedious labor, lesson learned and now shared. Sprayed the area down with brake clean then snuck the switch, housed in the socket into the gap and slid the ratchet extension up from below the cross member engaging the socket and popping the ratchet in place lined her up and tried install, and tried and tried. For some inexplicable reason my angle of attack was of by the proverbial R.C.H. No problem I’ll just slip a flex extension in between the socket and extension bar. Okay, now the flex ext. flops too much and I’m unable to line it up with the socket hole, damn. Pull everything out dig through my kitchen cupboard and locate a large rubber band wrapping it several times around the flex extension which stiffens it and allows me now to reinstall my fools and finally run the switch into the housing. But wait, this bad boy is going in way too stiff- so very much like a cross threaded issue. Back it out a little restart and runs in but very tight, by sight the alignment looks good but the whole area is restricted access and only a slight sight line from both sides. I decide to continue, I know a disaster waiting to happen. Switch snugs up so I reinstall the oil filter,(I had removed it hoping to gain more access), sprayed brake clean all over, wipe up all that I could reach put keys in ignition and fired her up, fingers crossed. Sigh of relief as no leakage anywhere, yea! Oil light came on with ignition and went out quickly. I should now be good to go.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22nd October 2021
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 15,861
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 15403397
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Andy, it’s in the F.S.M. In the electrical section, try 7.32

Ed, my saga continued and I added to the post

F.W.I.W. the tool is a common one and can be found at most automotive parts stores. I believe the switch itself is common to many different vehicles and is easily found without going to a dealer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 25th October 2021
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 15,861
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 15403397
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

About 300 miles since the repair, all is good at this point. Absolutely no idea why the socket worked great on the first switch but spun on the second one? Q.C ?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC