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Old 03-02-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default 1974 ironhead oil routing help!!

i know there is probably a million of these but im running an after market oil bag and all 3 fittings are on the bottom, i am also running a cooler and a after market oil filter, wondering if there was a good diagram or if someone had some input on it...?? thanks
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First you need to determine which hole is for what function. The fitting that is flush with the bottom of the tank, should be the supply. On most aftermarket tanks, the return will have a tube, that goes close to the top of the tank, with no restriction. The vent will usually have a restricted end and will also go near the top of the tank. The cooler and the filter is a looks/hose routing situation. I run my return to the filter first, then the cooler and then the tank. But you could do it opposite if the hoses were ugly as hell.
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Im gonna be running a remote oil filter on mine too.. You put the filter in the return line.. Routing it you want to just keep it simple, direct and away from anything movin' try to keep it tucked in too just in case you dump the bike in a parking lot 100 miles from home you won't screw a line up and leave you stranded.
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