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Old 12-06-2008, 05:28 PM   #383
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Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Please don't call it 'Frisco
Oddometer: 523

I am back in San Francisco!

I will try to fill in the rest of the trip chronologically, but the upshot: The bike is in San Antonio getting an engine rebuild, so I flew home with a return date randomly chosen for the 16th.

The San Antonio shop (a huge Yamaha dealer with a growing KTM business) took the engine apart and found there was no oil in it. Since the bike never consumed oil, I must presume that the mechanic at Motoaltavista forgot to refill it. I feel like an utter moron for not double-checking the work. Naturally, the oil pressure light is not working - maybe a burned out bulb.

So, just in case you ever wanted to know: You can run an LC4 for about 700 miles without oil before it fails. Respect.
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