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Hey folks, I have a good one for you.
I was removing the plastic cover on top of the battery on my 2013 Fltru. When I began to loosen the second (of 2) screws I heard a sound similar to an electronic fizzle (?) or a brief air leak. I checked all the electronics on the bike and everything os fine. Here’s the weird part, the next day there was a very small pool of oil under the bike.
I have an adjustable back rest and I thought maybe, ironically, it was leaking some hydraulic oil. But I couldn’t trace any in the vicinity.
Any of you folks have any ideas before I start tearing everything down this weekend?
Related, unrelated?
Weird.
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Hey folks, I have a good one for you.
I was removing the plastic cover on top of the battery on my 2013 Fltru. When I began to loosen the second (of 2) screws I heard a sound similar to an electronic fizzle (?) or a brief air leak. I checked all the electronics on the bike and everything os fine. Here’s the weird part, the next day there was a very small pool of oil under the bike.
I have an adjustable back rest and I thought maybe, ironically, it was leaking some hydraulic oil. But I couldn’t trace any in the vicinity.
Any of you folks have any ideas before I start tearing everything down this weekend?
Related, unrelated?
Weird.
Thanks
Did you check your air shocks ?
 

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Definitely taste it before rubbing it into your eye, if its sour it's likely battery acid...if it taste like KY its not cuming from your bike, id paper test it
Reds my budd , everyone been wondering about ewe ... RedBudd ??

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The screw I removed was a pretty good distance from the shock but I will check the pressure. Is there some oil in the shock?
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Hey Big Gary, you were right on it. The torx screw was pinching the crossover air line of the right shock. So when I backed it out the tear allowed the air, and the oil, to escape. I found the proper polyurethane tubing and will replace it all this weekend. I’ll probably shoot a small amount of light hydraulic oil in as well. Not sure I really need to though.
Thanks for the perspective!
 

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Hey Big Gary, you were right on it. The torx screw was pinching the crossover air line of the right shock. So when I backed it out the tear allowed the air, and the oil, to escape. I found the proper polyurethane tubing and will replace it all this weekend. I’ll probably shoot a small amount of light hydraulic oil in as well. Not sure I really need to though.
Thanks for the perspective!
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Glad to hear you got her figured out Shark.

Good to see you up & kicking Reds.
 
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Glad to hear you got her figured out Shark.

Good to see you up & kicking Reds.

+1 Where the hell you been Reds? It's been so long since you've been around that we were starting to think that maybe you were a long term guest of the local constable or something! How's the other 3 Reds doing? Hope you're gonna visit us deplorables more often.
 

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First, thanks Shark' goons to throw some lighter wood on your thread, though stock airs? I recall a set of Highjacker's you could put 100psi in with expected results.
Well hell we've all kept going forward, got it about figured out, later on change is the same as your bike goes where head goes, sidewind tumbleweeds and rain are no match for riding it out
 
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