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Old 05-15-2013, 05:15 PM   #7621
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Is there a way for the rest of us to prevent such failures??[/QUOTE]
Put oil in it BEFORE you run it.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #7622
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #7623
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The thing to do is when the engine is started after having been apart or even after doing an oil change is to loosen the oil feed line banjo bolt on the clutch cover. Start the engine and if you don't have flow in a few seconds shut the engine down. There are a few ways to prime the oil pump.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:50 PM   #7624
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The thing to do is when the engine is started after having been apart or even after doing an oil change is to loosen the oil feed line banjo bolt on the clutch cover. Start the engine and if you don't have flow in a few seconds shut the engine down. There are a few ways to prime the oil pump.
I seen in your RFVC rebuild thread that you put the oil pump in a bowl of oil. Say if you just did an oil change, and you have no oil pressure, do you have take the oil pump out to prime it?? I done quite a few oil changes and never checked for flow
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:57 PM   #7625
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No you don't or should have to. I did lose my cam years ago after an oil change. Did the change and parked the bike for a while. The next time the bike was used (by my son) the cam and piston ate it due to no oil flow. For some unknown reason the pump will cavitate and not move the oil. So the results after just a few minutes is a cooked top end. I have taken to putting a air gun in the dip stick hole (sealed with a rag) and with the lower banjo bolt loose blast some air in the oil tank. This pushes the oil through the pump thus priming it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:19 AM   #7626
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[QUOTE=Dracus124;21416914]Not to bust your balls or anything, but I imagine the bike was in pieces for a reason.

I'm thinking you're right, definitely should've done more research before just trying to ride it around! Just bought a stupid airplane and now I'm finding a lack of time for my motorcycles!!!
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:39 AM   #7627
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No you don't or should have to. I did lose my cam years ago after an oil change. Did the change and parked the bike for a while. The next time the bike was used (by my son) the cam and piston ate it due to no oil flow. For some unknown reason the pump will cavitate and not move the oil. So the results after just a few minutes is a cooked top end. I have taken to putting a air gun in the dip stick hole (sealed with a rag) and with the lower banjo bolt loose blast some air in the oil tank. This pushes the oil through the pump thus priming it.
Awesome idea!
I used to prime the car engines I built with a drill and extension to the pump shaft through the distributor hole.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:30 AM   #7628
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Anybody know where to get the bright blue fork gaiters?
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:46 AM   #7629
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Anybody know where to get the bright blue fork gaiters?
Daystar "83" Series $19.95

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #7630
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My pulse generator arrives today so my bike should be on the road this evening.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:22 AM   #7631
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Don't forget to put some sealant on the PG grommet.

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:17 PM   #7632
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Don't forget to put some sealant on the PG grommet.

http://s479.photobucket.com/user/mcm...6ef18.jpg.html
Off Topic but how about a pic or two of that FXR in your sig?
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #7633
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Off Topic but how about a pic or two of that FXR in your sig?
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:47 PM   #7634
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Just wondering if anybody knows which model year CDI units are swappable betweent XL600R and XR600R?
My '85 XL had a '94 XR CDI in it for a while..couldn't pick the difference
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:27 PM   #7635
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My '85 XL had a '94 XR CDI in it for a while..couldn't pick the difference
That is really cool. The new CDI says it has a higher redline and more timing advance. I think God of Speed got the same one a while back.
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