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I have a 2004 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200C, and I have a motor Oil leak from it only when it is started and running, What I See: Under the part where the Oil Filter Screws on there is a Small Hose with a Nut connected to that part where my oil filter is connected, Is it okay to try and tighten this myself if it has possibly come loose. Like i said just sitting with the motor off i doesn’t leak but when i start it up and let it run for about 5 mins. it starts leaking, PLEASE HELP
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Answer by sunset
Your harley has a dry sump lubrication system. These systems allow the engine to be lower in the frame, lowering your center of gravity. But, it does mean that there are hoses that carry oil to a resevore. Harleys have been known to leak since time imortal. Just tighten it and continue to do so. It is a normal part of Harley ownership. You may also develop other leaks. Such as bad gaskets. If you get a gasket on the side that leaks, you can remove the cover and position the gasket so that the break is up. Instead of replacing the gasket. Or you could just pay less money for a larger Japanees bike and not have all these problems.
Answer by Tim D
If it is a banjo bolt with a copper washer then no, it is very easy to overtighten them and snap it off, better to replace the copper washer (which are crush washers and always need replacing), and tighten to the specified torque and no more.
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