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Old 01-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #22
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Location: Road Island
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Somewhere along in the timeline, the photographer went missing....

While the engine was out, I opened the two drainplugs, and felt around inside and found..... gasp.... a couple of large pieces of metal....

Ruh Roh........

The oil "filter" is a pretty crude contraption in the sump, meant to pick up and "strain" the big pieces.... the XS sump filter is a known weak point, and indeed....

Yes, those are slivers of metal...

....and these were the pieces I retrieved from the sump:

So the engine was set upside down, on it's head (by the way, a very stable position!), and the case was split.

XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
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