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Old 01-12-2019, 08:34 AM
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72fl I can't seem to find the electrical connection you are referencing but I am going through all connection points and cleaning them as well as I can. I'm sure I will find it shortly. The first video where it starts up sounded a little off since it had water in the sump and that was the first time it had been started since September (or even earlier). I have since run quite a few quarts of oil and purged the system to get as much water out as possible. It sounds normal now.

Hal64hd That is what I ended up doing to get most of the water/oil mix out. There is still a tiny bit that I won't be able to clear out for quite a few more oil changes.

seniorsuperglideE8 Thanks! I'm happy to have it running but want it to warm up a bit so I can ride more often! I also need to find time to make it to the DMV to actually register it so I can ride further than in and around my neighborhood ( I just got the title in last week).
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:17 AM
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Now that you've run some fresh oil through it a few times, the absolute best thing you can do when you ride it is to get the motor and the oil up to full operating temperature.
 
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:20 PM
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Bro great job
DO NOT use the car motor oil
it will always turn bad milky color
you have to use v-twin motorcycle oil
it is different check it out
that is why your oil is turning color
plus the water factor
 
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:20 AM
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Check H D Owners manual. It states you can use other types of oil if H D brand is not available.

Oil usually turns black after a few miles of running as the cleaners and other additives are activated in it.
 

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yes 4-stroke MOTORCYCLE OIL
 
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:40 PM
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Yep, that bike needs a good long ride at a decent temperature to rid more moisture.
Very proud for you, keep us informed.
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:54 PM
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....and back to a problem. I haven't ridden the bike in a while due to having a newborn as well as cold and wet weather. Finally warmed up a bit today (50 degrees F) so I was going to take the bike out but now it won't start. Sounds like the starter is kicking out but not turning. Back to trying to fix this thing!
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:14 AM
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Did you have it on a battery tender?
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:23 AM
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Ben221 Yep, I'm guessing the battery is just shot though. I've known that I would need a new one soon so I'm guessing that time has come.
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:31 AM
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Test it first to be sure but that could be the issue, not always.

Good luck and it just needs to be flogged for a couple hundred miles to work out the bugs.
 
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