Shovelhead oiling system

Discussion in 'Classic Models' started by the draggin, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. the draggin

    the draggin Active Member

    Is there a pictorial view or a color schematic of a 1976 shovel oil circuit????
    Need some help, my old scoot is puking and I'm not sure the last guy to work on it put the oil lines in the right places. The work was done a couple years back and I never rode since then so ..................:bigsmiley25:
  2. the draggin

    the draggin Active Member

    It looks like that might be it but some of the areas are hard to de-sypher, the connection points and some of the numbering is hard to see. Thanks for the input I'll work on it and see what can be done.
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Have a look here also, this can cause extra oil to pool in the cases and cause leakage Harley Davidson Forums
  4. 76_shovel

    76_shovel Member

    What was worked on last time??

    It is not uncommon for a shovel to spit oil when it has been sitting for a while, usually it will stop on its own after a couple of min.

    As mentioned, sometimes it is the check valve leaking will cause oil to accumulate in the crank case and that is what is being puked out.

    also usually if ridden fairly often it may stop accumulating and the puking will stop or at least only a small amount.