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Old 10-22-2012, 03:42 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by bloc View Post
Just another data point:

I recently bought a 30k mile 04 950 and rode it back from SLC to Austin, TX. It had only 500 miles on the oil change using motorex 10w-50, when I left SLC. When started cold, it would do the typical rattle until the CCT built up pressure, then it sounded like any other LC8. Thing was, once that oil got warmed up well, it started rattling pretty bad, along with a flickering oil light. Not as bad as in the video, but enough that it made me quite uneasy, especially having to ride the bike thousands of miles home.

The light and sounds would pretty much always go away when revved to about 2500..
High temperature=higher fluidity of the oil= easier to pass throw valve and filter
Higher rmp=more pressure=easier to pass throw valve and filter

So I suspect the failure is on these two systems.

Am I right? Did I get what you guys are suggesting?

Nic
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