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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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New to me 2017 FLTRU

Hi all,
So I just upgraded from a 2008 FLTR Anniversary to a beautiful 2017 FLTRU. I got a great deal on it from an off-brand dealer. The older fella that bought it just couldn't handle the big bike and traded it in on a 3 wheeler. His loss, my gain.

The bike had a little over 5K on it when I got it, and i've probably put on close to 800 or so before some family stuff took some weekends and now the cold weather is here. I've been doing some online research and I hear horror stories about oil sumping and tranny fluid transfer into the primary. Unfortunately all the old threads I'm finding are all from know it alls when the M8 came out, and I can't seem to find a good description of what is actually going on and how to find out if I have an issue.

Here's what I can tell:
Oil sumping, the bike will bog down like crazy, smoke start pouring out. At the first hint that you are having a problem, shut it down or you risk permanent damage. Doesn't seem to be a reliable way to tell if you are going to get it before you get it. I see guys talking about a draining from the crank position sensor and if you have more than x ounces, you have a problem. But damn if I can't find a post or a pic of where the damn crank position sensor is.

Tranny fluid transfer doesn't seem like as big an issue. I guess this is just check the tranny and primary fluid levels. If you have transfer, there is a vent kit to install that is supposed to stop it. Or a thicker clutch pushrod sometimes fixes it.

How prevalent are these really? Some of the threads look likes its only CVO bikes that are ridden hard. One guy's thread, he regularly cruised in 4th gear at 80. Really? That's a torture test, not regular cruising, no wonder he blew it up.

I'll post pics when I get to my other computer.
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Congrats! One common dominator I have read on summing is stage 4 kits. Rarely if any have I heard of stock or stage 1 slumping issues.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 09:28 PM
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Hey man ur cps sensor is at the bottom of motor case right in the middle. 1/4 x 20 bolt holds it in if u must drain the case. Just keep an eye on the motor oil level instead of getting on the ground an messin with stuff that’s really unnecessary. I’m a master tech 30 years. If it was me I’d quit worrying about sh...stuff and just ride it. Everyone on here worries too much about what may happen....need to ride it get off this forum. If something does happen that’s what warranty is for. Get the trans vent kit, have someone put it on and go riding 😎👌
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Iím exactly where you are, mentally. Couldíve written the same post as you (except I havenít bought yet). Congrats on the new ride. Letís see those pics!



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Congratulations on the new Ultra. I bought a 2018 Ultra in september of 18 and love mine. I've got almost 24,000 miles on it and so far I have not had either of the issues you mentioned, hopefully it stays that way.


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Congrats on the new ride, but I am keeping my 08 Anniversary for many more years to come - can't help you with the M8 sumping questions.

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Congrats! One common dominator I have read on summing is stage 4 kits. Rarely if any have I heard of stock or stage 1 slumping issues.
Now you've heard of one. I went through 3 stock 107s, the last one Harley replaced the bike. The OPs symptoms are classic sumping. Trust me, I know.

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Now you've heard of one. I went through 3 stock 107s, the last one Harley replaced the bike. The OPs symptoms are classic sumping. Trust me, I know.
Dang it man, that sucks!

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Welcome, enjoy the ride. The issues you listed are real easy to check for your se4lf. You will know if it effects you or not.


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congrats on the new ultra


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