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Old 07-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #55
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Good thing I pulled the sump! The pickup was extended to match the deep sump (good thing) but the extension was loose on the cast in pickup tube (bad thing). Chance it was sucking some air! Hopefully this pic will make sense--the loose bolt sits proud of the extension. The pickup itself kept it from backing out all the way:



The extension was made of softish alu and the hex headed bolts had made impressions in their countersinks. I'll be spotfacing those countersinks, putting a proper washer in, and Loctiting the bejeezus out of it on reassembly.
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Call me Mel. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me at home, I thought I would ride about a little and see the other parts of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.
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