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A co-worker of mine has a fairly new H-D Sportster Custom. Nice enough bike. He likes it. I noticed this today as I was warming up the bike to leave. I couldn't stop laughing.

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I worked as a service tech at a harley shop for a year and a half when I got out of the Marine Corps, rode a sv650s then, and NEVER seen or worked on a leaking harley. I make fun of the leaks myself but its a thing, usually, of the past. Like some evos, shovelheads, panheads, but the new ones seem to be pretty good.
In fact I just ordered an electra glide classic, it'll be here first week in May.
 

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You guys don't understand. The Harley Motors are made from a special alloy that is capable of pulling the oil right out of the ground. That is why you see them with spots under them and if you watch long enough the drips will actually rise from the ground up. It's designed right into them.
 

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I worked as a service tech at a harley shop for a year and a half when I got out of the Marine Corps, rode a sv650s then, and NEVER seen or worked on a leaking harley. I make fun of the leaks myself but its a thing, usually, of the past. Like some evos, shovelheads, panheads, but the new ones seem to be pretty good.
In fact I just ordered an electra glide classic, it'll be here first week in May.
That's odd because I remember reading an article in V-Twin or American Iron that discussed the new changes they had just made to Harley motors to keep them from leaking. Couldn't have been more than 3 or 4 years ago.
 

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You guys don't understand. The Harley Motors are made from a special alloy that is capable of pulling the oil right out of the ground. That is why you see them with spots under them and if you watch long enough the drips will actually rise from the ground up. It's designed right into them.
Then they would be overfilled and leak oil out the left intake!:eek::dontknow:
 

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2 guys I rode with while stationed in Norfolk last year were both HD riders and both of their bikes were drippers. One had an 03 wide glide and the other was some kinda screamin eagle edition (not a HD guy so forgive me). Guy that had the wide glide bought his wife a brand new rocker and when we all pulled into Barry's down in NC for lunch, we came back out and low and behold her bike had spots under it. I couldn't say anything because i had a small dribble out of my left side but it was still funny to me none the less.
 

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My old Sportster only leaks at one place, and it's because I'm too lazy to fix it. The output shaft seal for the front sprocket is gone and it leaks a little out of that, but I consider it a free chain oiler. :D
 
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