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Old 02-26-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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You mentioned doing other work while doing the oil change. Did you replace the drain plug, install oil filter and fill the bike until the oil level appeared in the oil window?
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like a typical EX500 - if you uncover the pickup and allow enough time for the oil to drain from the pump, it loses its prime. Like; if your Wife drops the bike and waits for Hubby to come home to pick it up - or you change the oil and get interrupted and have to finish-up several hours later. Had both happen to the same bike.



You can repeatedly start and stop the bike, hope it will "catch".



Or, you can (carefully!) pull the filter back off, fill it full of oil, then re-install (you have GOT to be quick on the install!).



Or, you can just ignore it, and eventually the noise will quit. One way or another.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:24 PM   #3
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I hope you realize, "Anonymous," that the correct answer will cost you $12.



Just letting you know. "Staff" can be a real PITA.



Personally, I'm happy you didn't ask what kind of oil to use. We're not due for another oil thread until next Thursday. It comes up right after the tire thread, but before the Harley-is-going-t!ts-up-any-day-now thread.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:09 PM   #4
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Three oil changes in a year? Do you have like 30,000 miles on that bike? If not, quit changing the oil so much and ride the damned thing.
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:24 PM   #5
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OIL THREAD! OIL THREAD! OIL THREAD! OIL THREAD............



What?....Oh, easy first check to see you have four empty oil jugs on your bench or in the garbage. Then check to see if you have oil in the sight glass. Then start the bike and see if the oil level drops. If all those check out then you probably affected the oil pressure switch wiring with you "additions" and just imagine it's noisy. Go back and undo what you did and check any fuses, then sh*tcan those lights, they look stupid anyway and ride the bike instead of screwing around with oil chages every 2k miles.
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:07 PM   #6
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I would start by changing the oil again, its probably due.
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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The LEDs "for show" part didn't get you?
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:29 PM   #8
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Just say NO to more oil threads. Damn, what's next, a debate (or diatribe) on how to best "clean" an air filter?!
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:27 PM   #9
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I say we start a "what kind of oil should I use on my air filter?" thread.
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:55 PM   #10
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Maybe he does have 30k miles on itÂ…

Maybe he likes to change his oil every 3k miles and has 9K miles (which is more likely the case)Â…

Maybe he has Oil Changing OCD and changes it dailyÂ…

Who cares!!!

Why not just answer his question, which I think is a completely legit question, without being condescending!

Yet another unnecessarily, and unfunny, sarcastic comment from Longride.

Keep up the great work of giving Harley riders a bad name by acting like a Harley elitist Longride.

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