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Old 01-19-2008, 12:56 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Mukluk25
Good on ya!!! What is PBlaster??? Sounds like I need some of that.
PBlaster is just a brand name of penetrating oil. I get it at the local auto parts store.

I suspect most brands of light oil or penetrating oil (my dad always called the stuff "panther piss") would work as well for freeing up a stuck engine on a bike. I think that the type of oil you use is less important than the action. Trying to force the engine to turn over with a kickstarter is likely to break something, since the kick starter only moves one direction. If you put the bike in high gear, (with the spark plugs pulled) and rock the bike back and forth, you put pressure on the pistons in both directions, up and down (as you rock the bike forward and back) which is more likely to break them loose without breaking anything. I've had success with this method on several bikes with stuck motors, and I've never broken the rings or the kick start mechanism in the process. Patience helps too, as the penetrating oil sometimes needs a few days to do its job.

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