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Old 03-18-2013, 10:35 AM   #56416
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If anyone told me how needy the Pig is about oil, I might have reconsidered, but she's mine now and I love her. But I check the oil every time I gas up (on the factory tank) and she's always low (she's 11 years old, is that normal?) and this time I over-filled her and then needed to get crafty so I devised an oil-extraction set up from a syringe I had from an ear-irrigation kit and from some hose and a little super glue:
Not sure what to tell you about the oil usage, are you getting any smoke at startup? There's a little trick I learned from another site for bleeding brakes (not that your issue has anything to do with bleeding brakes) that may work better if you ever have to pump excessive oil out again. The trick was to take the pump out of something like a hand soap bottle with the pump. Get about a foot of hose the diameter of the pump tube that sticks down in the bottle. Insert the tube in the oil and pump into a container. Don't know it that would make the process cleaner for you or not.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #56417
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If anyone told me how needy the Pig is about oil, I might have reconsidered, but she's mine now and I love her. But I check the oil every time I gas up (on the factory tank) and she's always low (she's 11 years old, is that normal?) and this time I over-filled her and then needed to get crafty so I devised an oil-extraction set up from a syringe I had from an ear-irrigation kit and from some hose and a little super glue:
What sort of riding are you doing? Burning oil just putting around town is not normal. Using some oil when doing long highway runs is not unheard of.
How many miles are on the bike? Age is largely irrelevant. Mine is a '93 and the valve seals were shot, but the bore and rings where within spec when I pulled it apart a couple of years ago.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #56418
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Not sure what to tell you about the oil usage, are you getting any smoke at startup? There's a little trick I learned from another site for bleeding brakes (not that your issue has anything to do with bleeding brakes) that may work better if you ever have to pump excessive oil out again. The trick was to take the pump out of something like a hand soap bottle with the pump. Get about a foot of hose the diameter of the pump tube that sticks down in the bottle. Insert the tube in the oil and pump into a container. Don't know it that would make the process cleaner for you or not.
Good idea, J. Also, they sell little hand pumps at the auto parts places that are handy. Of course, in his case, it's best to avoid over-filling the oil reservior. A finger or so above the top hole doesn't cause any issues, though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:45 AM   #56419
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What sort of riding are you doing? Burning oil just putting around town is not normal. Using some oil when doing long highway runs is not unheard of.
How many miles are on the bike? Age is largely irrelevant. Mine is a '93 and the valve seals were shot, but the bore and rings where within spec when I pulled it apart a couple of years ago.
Age does play a factor in the compliance of the valve seal material.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:02 AM   #56420
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Not sure what to tell you about the oil usage, are you getting any smoke at startup?
OK, when I start the bike in cold mornings under full choke then there is a few minutes of stinky white plumes -- I call it Mustard Gas -- but I thought maybe that was unburned fuel rather than oil smoke.

Or maybe my bike can predict Popes, since it's a white smoke -- is it burning oil rather than a plume of petrol?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #56421
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OK, when I start the bike in cold mornings under full choke then there is a few minutes of stinky white plumes -- I call it Mustard Gas -- but I thought maybe that was unburned fuel rather than oil smoke.

Or maybe my bike can predict Popes, since it's a white smoke -- is it burning oil rather than a plume of petrol?
White is oil; black is petrol.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #56422
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OK, when I start the bike in cold mornings under full choke then there is a few minutes of stinky white plumes -- I call it Mustard Gas -- but I thought maybe that was unburned fuel rather than oil smoke.

Or maybe my bike can predict Popes, since it's a white smoke -- is it burning oil rather than a plume of petrol?
Habemus papum; we have a pope. You're burning oil; your valve seals are probably worn out.



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Old 03-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #56423
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i called trailtech this morning and told them what's going on. and i guess the 07 atleast not sure what other years are different. my rotor slots are kind of triangular, so the red clip magnet wont work, and neither will the standard speedo sensor i guess. so they're hooking me up with a sensor that mount directly to the forks with some super strong adhesive i guess
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #56424
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Habemus papum; ...
I'm very happy that the new pope is from Argentina!
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:30 AM   #56425
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I'm very happy that the new pope is from Argentina!
jajja

white smoke means CHURRASCO now

Thats the current joke, the latest one at least! jajajjaa

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #56426
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #56427
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i called trailtech this morning and told them what's going on. and i guess the 07 atleast not sure what other years are different. my rotor slots are kind of triangular, so the red clip magnet wont work, and neither will the standard speedo sensor i guess. so they're hooking me up with a sensor that mount directly to the forks with some super strong adhesive i guess
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They sell that stick on sensor with the standard, fit all, kit. I was worried that the stick on would unstick at a bad time, so I went with a soild mount and threaded sensor. I wanted to be ready for Baja! twice, maybe three times.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #56428
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I broke one of the forward brackets for the acerbis valdez. anyone have extras? I have the .500" OD, .0625 wall thickness tube brackets.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #56429
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I just finished uploading today, from yesterday.

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #56430
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Ive tried searching around here and can't find but i know ive seen it on here. anyone here have the link?
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