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I just bought a 1992 HD Ultra Classic, it hasn't been run for a year and a half. When I started it about a cup of oil came out the air cleaner from the crank case vent. I shut it off and restarted it and run the engine for about two minutes, no more oil, oil presser was good. Haven't run it since. Was the oil over filled or would the carb flood and run into the crank case?

What happened is you had some oil weep into the bottom end of the motor. When you started the bike the oil pump couldnt pump it out fast enough, so it can out the vent. This is from sitting so long. It doesnt hurt anything, just makes a mess
Good luck and happy ridng

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PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING A QUESTION!!! I CAN ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT HARLEYS !!! I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OTHER MODELS!!! IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ABOUT A NON HARLEY BIKE IT WILL GET REJECTED!!!I have a Harley only shop with 30 years experience located in Ohio. We specialize in complete and total repair, restoration, hi-performance, and custom bike building. I can work on Flat Heads to Twin Cams. Please, dont ask how much somthing is going to cost to fix. Labor prices differ all over te country as well as shop to shop!


If its broke on a harley we can repair it. We do complete restoration from the frame up, engine and trans rebuilding, remapping and custom bike building

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