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Steve
Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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I have a H.D.FX. When I start it I'm getting a significant

Customer Question

I have a H.D.FX. When I start it I'm getting a significant amount of oil coming from the rear chain oiler.
JA: When was your last oil change?
Customer: Just changed it.
JA: What year is your FX?
Customer: !972
JA: Are you fixing your FX yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: New tappet screen is all so far. The old one was pretty gummed up.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 23 days ago.

the chain oiler is adjustable.

that is the purpose of the screw on the oil pump body.

most people screw these all the way in and oil the chain manually.

see image here https://www.google.com/search?q=1972+hd+oil+pump&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjHxKCb_6TQAhWEhFQKHQZgBQ8Q_AUICigD&biw=1600&bih=767#imgrc=aZ2WKfJnatFmAM%3A

your bike...your call.

let me know if you need ore help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you,

Steve