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Old 02-20-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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Anyone good working on Harleys in the clear lake / Webster area? I need to replace the oil drain hose and trying to see if there is an easy way to do this? Looks like the clamp is messed up but going to replace both just in case.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:05 PM   #2
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YOu have any tricks to replace the drain hose on xl883n?? The hose isn't very long but I think the clamp is the actual problem.... just trying to get a few ideas other than what i see on youtube before I actually start.
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:20 PM   #4
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that type of clamp is called an Ear clamp. they are not reusable. you can put on a new one or just get a $1 standard hose clamp. as for the hose itself, you can buy one from the dealership or just use the same diameter pcv hose from the auto parts store.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008L4874S...I3I9EQ4K7RVZ4T

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ps - unless you're having to add oil, I wouldn't even bother messing w/ it. You'll go crazy trying to keep a HD engine all clean.
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Yea the clamp itself I'm sure is loose. Going to use a regular clamp that you tighten with a screw driver. The book is a real soon purchase. Just got the bike. Haven't really started with my own maintenance yet... this is my first project other than small modifications.
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You can snip those clamps off and just put a screw clamp on there. Be careful when you snip it... just give enough pressure to break the clamp and not cut through the hose.

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Got the hose off .... Seem like there is a small crack in the house getting replacement today. So skills have it back together and running by tomorrow
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Good evening.


I just noticed this post. I have the same issue on my Fatboy. No dripping in the floor so not sure if is worth it to mess with this. I have the extended warranty but not sure I want to take the bike to the stealership for something that simple.

How you remove this kind of clamp?
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tin snips, wire cutters, whatever. its not reusable. just dont cut the hose.
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cant find a free down load of the manual like every other bike?
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Iron Mike's on 146 in Baycliff does good work if you really need to take it in.
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