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  1. #1

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    Dec 2006
    Charlotte, NC

    Water standing in built in Cooler

    05 Sportster SCIC, previously the cooler would drain, although slowly, the water would eventually drain out. Now the cooler is just sitting with a few inches of water and it won't drain out. I soaked it up with a towel, and I can actually see more water coming in from the drain hole as I soak it up. Can someone please tell me where this drains and what may be stopped up? I checked my service manual and did not see anything. Thanks

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    I used to own a sportster and found that my cooler drain would do the same thing. Every once in a while I just took a long screw driver and stuck it through the hole as far as it would go and she would start to drain again.
    I think there is foam directly below the hole and it gets clogged. The water simply drains into the bilge.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    LaPorte Texas


    Same problem here on a 06 sportster.I also stuck a screw driver in the hole several times to bust out the foam after that no problems.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks for the replies! I did stick a screwdriver in there to see what it was, however I did not pry around because I assumed there was a hose or some sort. I did feel the foam, so I guess I will just poke around until it starts draining. Thanks again.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Now that I think about it, do I have a bigger issue here? When I soaked up the water, I could see more water coming in to the cooler. Does this mean that my bilge is not draining somewhere? I do not have water in the engine area, however was unsure where the ski locker/cooler would drain to.

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    Oct 2005
    I just suck the water out with a shop-vac.

  7. #7
    If you look at the manual, the front compartment is really a storage compartment (at least on my 05 sportster). The cooler is actually under the cover in front of the helm (the little black insulated holder.

    I do use the front conpartment as a cooler and I see the same thing (water coming back up after I soak it up). What I do, is use a shop vac, put it right over the hole for a minute or so, and it will suck all the water out.

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