Lost oil cap, power and misfiring
2005 FLTRI, 117k trouble free miles (for the most part) K&N hi flo airfilter, V&H slip ons, gear driven cams installed at 50k. Run Amsoil synthetic. Ride it on a regular basis.....mostly runs like a raped ape.
Today, making a short 30 mile trip.......cruising down the interstate, at about mile 20+ I noticed a loss of throttle power. Bike slowed from 70+ down to about 60-65 and that is all the power she had. I checked the oil pressure and oil temp gauges and all was in normal range. I went the last few miles to my destination. As I was pulling up to stop I pulled in the clutch and the bike sounded as if it was only running on one cylinder. Once I got off the bike I noticed the entire right side covered in oil and the oil filler/dipstick cap missing.
Got a ride home to get the truck and trailer..........
Why would the oil pressure get high enough to blow the cap off? Oil level was below full before ride.
Besides finding a new oil cap.......What else should I be looking for?
Thanks in advance
Cut N Shoot Hog Chapter, Patriot Guard Rider
'05 FLTRI, Stage 1 setup and gear driven cams installed.
'12 FLTRU, Stage 1 setup, cams and tuner installed.
Last edited by cloud; 03-17-2019 at 04:09 PM.