Motorcycle Repair/oil leak


QUESTION: I have a shovel and when I am riding oil will purge from the oil tank and blow all over the back of the bike.  It does not leak while engine is idol. Could I be getting a pressure in the oil tank some how?

ANSWER: When you say oil is purging out of the oil tank, you mean it is coming out of the fill around the dipstick? How much oil comes out and what year is it?

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QUESTION: Mike,  sorry I  just noticed your response.  it is a 1981 and it comes out around the fil ler cap.  I  have changed cap and even made a custom one on a  lathe

You never said how is coming out, but a couple of reasons could be that you have the tank overfilled or the rubber boot on the dipstick is not sealing. There is really no way that the tank can become pressurized and if it did the dipstick would pop out.

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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!


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