How To Change Oil On A 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster
The oil needs to be replaced on your motorcycle and you need to know how to change oil on a 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster. Changing the oil on a motorcycle is just as important as changing the oil on a car. Regular maintenance of your bike will help keep it in good running condition. You can save money by changing the oil on your 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster yourself. Changing the oil on your motorcycle is easy and can be done in a short amount of time.
To change the oil on a 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster you need:
- motorcycle oil
- drip pan
- new oil filter
- Remove the oil filter cap. Make sure the motorcycle is secured by the stand. Place the drip pan under the oil tank drain hose. Remove the oil filter cap which is located on the oil tank on your 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster. Loosen the hose clamp and remove the plug as you allow the oil to drain completely from the oil tank. Once the oil is drained, replace the drain hose and tighten the drain clamp.
- Remove the old filter. First, loosen the oil filter mount and then remove the old filter. Get the new oil filter ready by placing the new oil filter into the filter mount. Fill up the filter with new oil. Place some extra oil around the rim of the filter. This will help to create a seal and build pressure when you start the engine. Wipe away any excess oil with a rag.
- Replace the filter mount. Be careful as you place the filter mount back onto the motorcycle. If needed, wipe away any oil spillage of off the 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster.
- Refill your oil tank with new oil. Use a funnel to help guide you as you fill the oil tank with new motor oil. Be careful not to put too much oil in the tank that it overfills. Put just enough oil in the tank to fill it up so that it does not overflow. Once the oil tank is full, place the oil filter tank back on. Wipe away any extra oil that may have dripped out.
Check for oil leaks. Start up the engine on your 1999 Harley Davidson Sportster and check the engine pressure. Allow the engine to run for a few minutes and then check to see if you find any oil leaks. As long as there is no oil leaking, you have successfully done an oil change.