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Where do you add oil to the engine on a 502? Someone told me that on the valve covers is what looks like PCV valves....just pull one (doesn't matter which one) out and add oil. The problem is that the gas tank is sitting dead on top of these parts and the only way to pull them out is to remove/loosen the gas tank. The only other place that I can find is down the dip stick tube.

Really....there has to be a way to add oil to the engine without pulling the gas tank...right?
 

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If you can't get the units off with the tank down just remove the rear mounting bolts for the tank, loosen the two fronts and lift the rear of the tank and prop it up with a 2x4 or something. No need to remove the tank...Joe
 

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Ricky,

What Joes said is an option for sure. I have a 502 and I am able to pull the PCV valves (I have a gutted PCV valve on one side for my breather hose) on both sides without raising my tank. Maybe my tank is a bit higher than yours for some reason. What I have done is bought a funnel with a long plastic tube. I can get the tube in under the tank without raising it or removing it. The hose crimps a bit so the oil goes in a little slower than if you had it straight. It is a bit time consuming but for me is easier than lifting the tank. I have considered buying a set of valve covers from Mountain (First Class) because they drill a hole in the lower part of the cover just for oil fill in addition to the breather and PCV valve. I guess I could carry my cover to a machine shop or send it to Mountain and let them just drill my cover. Yeah, that is a better idea.

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Hi Chris ,

What do you mean you run a gutted PCV valve ? Do you mean you run a working PCV valve on One valve cover and a gutted and plugged PCV valve housing for a oil filler plug ?



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HogV8 said:
Hi Chris ,

What do you mean you run a gutted PCV valve ? Do you mean you run a working PCV valve on One valve cover and a gutted and plugged PCV valve housing for a oil filler plug ?



Jack
Yeah...I was wondering the same thing.
 

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Sitting on the bike I have the PCV valve on the right side. On the left, I have a gutted ( I took out all the internals) PCV valve that I have hooked to a hose that goes to a Harley style breather instead of the breather cap. When I had the breather cap it was near impossible to get off as Ricky was saying without lifting the rear of the tank. It was Neil's idea to gut a PCV valve and it looks cool, too. I really do want to have another hole drilled on the lower part of the valve cover out of the way of the tank so I can put a solid oil fill cap (already have one) and that would make filling her up with oil easy as 123. :)

Chris

http://www.chopperscycle.com/page/VTS/PROD/41-311/13424
 
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