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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Smell oil burning help

I have a 2012 road glide about 11k miles on it never any issues. Took it to a different harley dealer bc i was out of state. They changed the oil in all 3 holes. I had them put mobil 1 synthetic in 1st two holes and gear oil in the last one. Anyway after leaving the dealer while riding i smelled oil burning. I just figured maybe they spilled a little and didnt worry about it. Now a week later when i ride i still smell oil burning. The oil seems to be burning on the back break side under the exhaust cover. When i stop i can see smoke coming off the exhaust but dont see anywhere it could be dripping down on the exhaust from. I check the level in the primary it was at full sitting still on the kick stand reader. So i assume when i ride and it expands it is 2 full? Could it be shooting into my exhaust? Called dealer back they said bring it back and they will check. I live in texas this was adealer in aGA. Also after riding there seems to be a drip or 2 out the 2nd hole on same side. Figured they didnt change the ring on tue bolt and when it heats up oil thins out and drips a drop or 2. Any other thoughts why this could be?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 06:14 PM
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It could be coming out of the oil filler hole ( I think thats what you're describing) or, it could be dripping out of the air cleaner & down onto the exhaust as well.

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See if the filled the engine oil too high. It could be blowing out into the air cleaner. I fill mine about 70% up on the hatched area on the stick.

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I just opened and closed the 2 holes on the back break side. I took some of the oil out so it's about 3/4 up the jiffy stand reader. I also wiped all the oil off the pipe and underneath. Going to go ride in the morning and see if the problem is fixed. Will report back thanks fellas
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Also took the air filter off. Barely any oil in it. Also no spots below it in the motor cleaned the air filter just so I can eliminate it as well after my next ride
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