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Trouble with Buell oil change.?

I bought a 2003 Lightning XB9S. Apparently it sat in a garage for 3 months in Chicago. I to change the oil today, and followed the owners manual correctly. I let the run for 15 minutes.

It sounded great.

I the drain valve, drained the old oil out was very black). Replaced the oil then went to fill the oil back up with new oil, and it held 1.5 quarts. The owners said it should have 2.5 including the oil I poured into the new

I then realized that the oil pan had way than 2.5 quarts of old oil in it.

Now I’m stuck. I tried to do the oil over again. After the drain plug, nothing out. I can see the oil tank is full of oil. So I ran the bike for about 1 to see if it would circulate.

Still drains out, and the tank is of clean oil.

Does mean the oil is not circulating? Where I go from here?

Also. I the air filter, and there is clean oil in the around the air filter. Does mean there is too much oil in the

Any help would be greatly

Thanks, Rob

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I would by running the bike and then the oil tank filler cap and shine a inside and look at the oil in tank to see if the oil is circulating. If it is, let it idel for about 10 or ride it for a mile, turn and come back, this get the bike up to operating temparture, it should be to drain and change the Then check the oil level and try to drain it.

If nothing comes then the drain is obstructed by I have seen people the foil or foam/paper oil bottle inside oil tanks and obstruct the and even oil pump feed

When the manual states 2.5 qts that is TOTAL capacity, not the tank. This is why it is critical to the engine at operating temp changing the oil, it fully all the oil in the system, especially after a has sat for a long period of time, oil the tank, over time, due to gravity, seeps past the oil a collects in the bottom of the engine is called wet-sumping, a natural that was resolved by moving the oil above engine to the hollow

Running the engine until op removes this oil from the circulates it and puts it back the tank. The engine and oil lines almost 1qt of oil, this for some of the oil you appear to be missing.

Buell Lightning

Heat the engine up, drain the change the filter, fill back up with about run the engine for about 5-10 let sit for 2-3 minutes, then check oil in tank and add oil as needed to speciifed then ride it.

If after the engine and looking inside the and you do not phusically see the oil circuclating. you have an that a shop needs to at, most likely cause is a oil pump drive gear. but if this happens, your oil warning light will on and you will hear a loud sound coming from the lifter not pumping up due to no oil pressure.

NOTE. NEVER. NEVER. a motorcycle, car or any engine for long of time with old, dirty oil. acids the old oil corrode engine parts time and cause damage.

change your oil BEFORE into storage, then warm weather, you are already to go.

PS. nice to see someone that read the owners manual.

HD did a survey asking 10,000 new owners if they read and the owners manual. only 4% yes. and everyone wonders why HD riders are IDIOTS about bikes. everyone here on YA sick and tired of people the simple question. How do I drain my

Hey DUMB@$$. read your Owners Manual. or better buy a FACTORY service manual.

20yr HD Tech. MMI Grad and 2009. Factory trained by HD Certified), Big Dog, American Titan, and Indian


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