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Old 06-24-2012, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Puking Oil from A/C

Guys, have one that I am scratching my head on. Bike is an 06 Ultra with only 11K miles on it (bought it with 6500 about a year ago).

Has SE A/C Backplate and SE slip ons with a Power Commander. Other than that, it's stock.

Bike is not consuming oil and it wasn't overfilled.

I did a 10K check on the bike last Thursday for a weekend in the mountains, everything went smooth and without issue.

So, onto the problem. This weekend it has been hot in Denver, 100+ degrees, we left Friday afternoon to head to Vail. Climbed Eisenhower without issue and when it came to Vail Pass, getting to the top, clouds of smoke coming from me. I pull over and see the side of the motor covered in oil coming from the air cleaner. I figured i had been hard on the bike and let it sit and calm down. Started it up and everything was fine and cleaned it up and went on my way.

Well today climbing Eisenhower to come back to Denver, it did the same thing and this time i made sure that i stayed easy on the bike to keep it from happening again.

I suspect the bike is getting hot and that this may be a heat problem. I have searched everywhere and see lots of people talking about excessive misting problems, but nothing related to the bike just puking out a lot of oil.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oil Puking out of A/C

Posted this in the touring forum and didn't get any response, figured it was probably the wrong place. Sorry for the double post:

Guys, have one that I am scratching my head on. Bike is an 06 Ultra with only 11K miles on it (bought it with 6500 about a year ago).

Has SE A/C Backplate and SE slip ons with a Power Commander. Other than that, it's stock.

Bike is not consuming oil and it wasn't overfilled.

I did a 10K check on the bike last Thursday for a weekend in the mountains, everything went smooth and without issue.

So, onto the problem. This weekend it has been hot in Denver, 100+ degrees, we left Friday afternoon to head to Vail. Climbed Eisenhower without issue and when it came to Vail Pass, getting to the top, clouds of smoke coming from me. I pull over and see the side of the motor covered in oil coming from the air cleaner. I figured i had been hard on the bike and let it sit and calm down. Started it up and everything was fine and cleaned it up and went on my way.

Well today climbing Eisenhower to come back to Denver, it did the same thing and this time i made sure that i stayed easy on the bike to keep it from happening again.

I suspect the bike is getting hot and that this may be a heat problem. I have searched everywhere and see lots of people talking about excessive misting problems, but nothing related to the bike just puking out a lot of oil.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Overfilling the oil will do it. I keep it near the bottom fill line.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The only time my bike puked a lot of oil it was the oil pump. Cam bearing took took a dump and the filings messed up the gerators.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Checked the oil. Not overfilled. Suspected pump but this has only happened this time. Other than that the bike runs great. That's why I suspect load up the hill on a really hot day.


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Old 06-25-2012, 10:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oil Problem solved on my RK

I found two areas where you might be causing a problem.
I fixed both on mine and no more issues with oil in the AC.

1.) run 1/2 qt LESS oil in the engine instead of specified.
2.) If you have a K&N filter DON"T over oil it.

This worked for me . . . good luck!
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a 06 EG, mine did the same thing with only 2000 miles on it. I changed from sin to dino oil and went to a 20-50 weight in the hotter months, i also run it a 1/2 qt low. Almost 25,000 on the clock now and everything is still good, i do get an occational drip for the AC but nothing like covering the whole right side like it use to. You will get a 1000 differant answers on this one, but the most popular solution to the problem that i have read from riders is running it a 1/2 to 1 qt low on oil.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. I will check the oil again when I get home. I would imagine with the amount of oil I lost over the weekend, I am about half a quart low now

I am also thinking of adding an oil cooler as well.

Currently, I am going to take the lowers off, this heat in Denver is abnormal right now and getting out of control on the bike.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had the same problem on my 2000 FLHRI if I fill the oil to the top mark. If I keep it 1/2 qt low I can run hard all day long without puking.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I had a similar problem with my 06 Street Glide, with the exception that I would suffer some major loss of power when riding around town, but would be ok on the highway. Ended up being a bad O-ring in the oil pump, allowing oil to drain into the crank case. The oil pump would "catch up" at highway speeds, then when back to in town riding, the crank was just acting like a paddle wheel in there. Good luck, and hopefully your problem is simpler than mine was.
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