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Default Dumb question... Where to drain oil?

I have owned several bikes in the past (this is my first harley, an 02) and have never had such a dumb question, but where do I drain the oil from? I see there is a drain plug for the primary but nothing for the engine oil. Nothing on the oil tank and I tried to follow the oil lines to see if there is adrain there with no luck.

I know, get the service manual. I can't afford one right now, I was laid off in march and the cheap haynes manual I have covers everything from back to the 70s and can't make anything out in the diagrams! Why can't I access the download section, how do I obtain that privledge? Damn it, I just want something to work out!
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look at your swing arm. theres a rubber tube that bolts to it on the carb side. loosen the clamp and there she drains. after done put back on and fill tank. i then allways burp mine letting the air out and a bit of oil. recheck your oil and your good to go

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The oil drain is a hose behind the engine/primary. One end goes to the oil line/tank and the other is clamped onto a stud on the frame. You get to it from the LH side. Undo the clamp, pull the hose off that stud and the oil comes out. Takes about 5 minutes for all the oil to dribble out. It is best to dump it when the oil is warm.
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Fill the new oil filter about 2/3 to 3/4 full of oil before you spin it on. Brings up oil pressure much faster that way.
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Fill the new oil filter about 2/3 to 3/4 full of oil before you spin it on. Brings up oil pressure much faster that way.
yes i forgot to say that
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where to drain oil?,
preferably not near a stream or lake or on mother earth.

oh man thats the 60s coming out of me
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Here are pictures of my oil change. Maybe it'll help.

http://xlforum.net/forums/s...d.php?t=493593
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Thanks so much folks, I saw that and wondered.
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LOL, dude, why didn't you just email me...
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LOL, keV you were my fist thought but one, I've bugged you enough. And second I was stewing in my garage and posted this using my iPod and was hoping for an immeasuate answer.

Thanks everyone! Bike runs much quieter, for the canadians on here I used cdn tire's vtwin 20w50 dino oil.

Tomorrow I'll change the primary.

So how do I get permission to the downloads section? Do I have to show the secret stonecutter's hand shake?
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