September 20, 2011Just got my wife an new 883 Iron and from day one it has had an oil spot under it. Is this normal for a new Sportster. I have no experience with Sportsters. Seems to be coming from a gray liquid type gasket under the engine. Thanks
September 20, 2011It`s just Harley trying to promote their retro image!
September 20, 2011
If it`s (new), you should be covered by a warranty and they (HD dealer) should be able to resolve that problem for you.............No charge.
September 20, 2011Take it back...............
September 20, 2011It is new and I am covered by my warranty...... I mentioned it to them when I got my insp sticker (within the first 30 miles on it) and they said to watch it and that it might of just been over serviced.They didn`t seem to concerned about it. My question is..... Is this normal for a Sportster and if not how long should I give it before going back? Thanks
September 20, 2011I am not the expert here, and I have never owned a sportster. But if I were you I would take it back in there and tell them I wanted it fixed or I wanted one to take it`s place that does not leak. It should not be leaking at all, if they overfilled it they should pump some of the oil out, if it is a bad gasket they should replace it. Do not take no for an answer, get it fixed or resolved now, while it is brand new.
September 20, 2011Bought my wife a new sportster in 2005 and it did not leak a drop. Take it back and make them make it right
September 20, 2011Thats the case sealing.............take it back.
September 21, 2011I bought my Wife a new `05 Sporty and never had a drip. It sounds like you let them do the service work but you might want to tighten the clamp on the drain hose.
And/or, take the advice (good all the way around) and take it back now
I`d run it through the next service then get it taken care of. It`s just extra oil.
September 21, 2011Just call and make a appointment for some warranty work. overfilling will not make it drip from the cases, it would spray more oil in your air cleaner.
September 21, 2011Thanks All.....I`ll tell them to get it fixed
September 21, 2011Good deal snowskull,
Tattoo is the man, and if he tells you to make an appointment and take it back then by all means do so, he works on them everday almost.
Anyway, welcome to the zone, hang around and get to know this bunch, alot of good people, we pick and poke alot and you are more than welcome to join in.