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Old 10-05-2013, 06:48 AM   #46
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The mechanic I was with yesterday said that it looked normal for a newer bike, but I have 57,000 km on it now.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:51 AM   #47
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indeed.....

unless your bike is pretending to stay young
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:54 AM   #48
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unless your bike is pretending to stay young
Sort of like me.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:55 AM   #49
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:57 AM   #50
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When I'm done ruining this one with my inexperience, I'm buying another one. Maybe white next time - the yin and the yang.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:03 AM   #51
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When I'm done ruining this one with my inexperience, I'm buying another one. Maybe white next time - the yin and the yang.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:07 AM   #52
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The lack of colour matches my personality. Although, there's a bit of orange in both.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:36 AM   #53
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The mechanic I was with yesterday said that it looked normal for a newer bike, but I have 57,000 km on it now.
I find it strange, is this the oil drained from the tank or sump? Looks like a build up in the tank that not entering the motor due to the screen in the tank.

Pull the clutch cover, ten minute job and have a nosey...a clutch kit is relatively easy to fit/replace, as others have said just a rubber seal, clean surfaces, oil and refit. Anyone with mechanical bike experience could give you a hand, or just replace like for like in order. If you need a new basket that could be ordered and fitted at the next shop.

57k shouldn't be an issues from reading the history of the LC8.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #54
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Pull the clutch cover, ten minute job and have a nosey...a clutch kit is relatively easy to fit/replace, as others have said just a rubber seal, clean surfaces, oil and refit. Anyone with mechanical bike experience could give you a hand, or just replace like for like in order. If you need a new basket that could be ordered and fitted at the next shop.

57k shouldn't be an issues from reading the history of the LC8.
I'm going to have a look this weekend. We're here until Tuesday waiting for parts. We've camped out just outside Salzburg and it's a bit cloudy and rainy. Going to wait until things dry up. I'll have a look and pick up the parts if the shop has them on hand. If not, I'll order them ahead at a shop down the road. It's starting to get cold here, so we're headed for Italy and then into Southern France where the weather is nicer. Hopefully parts are similar in price where we're going.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #55
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why don't you do an oil sample analysis and take out all the guess work? it will tell you exactly whats in your oil.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #56
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Just a couple of notes:

Every last one of the 8mm head bolts on my side covers, and just about everywhere else, were barely finger-tight from the dealer. As long as you don't strip them out overtightening them, and they're all about the same amount of tight. As noted above, the torque spec on this is just past snug with a screwdriver-style nutdriver; if you honk on these with a 10", 3/8 ratchet, you're gonna have a whole new problem to fix. I'd make em snug, throw the tool in the tankbag, and just check em when you stop.


Can't remember the other thing I was gonna add; must not of been important...

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