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Old 08-26-2012, 08:29 AM   #5221
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The seal wasn't actually leaking; it was pushed out of place which caused the leak. And chain tension was ok so I think the thicker oil is the culprit.
So, like I said: Your fault.

Maybe Dresda should consider not letting you touch her bikes for a while...


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Old 08-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #5222
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So, like I said: Your fault.

Maybe Dresda should consider not letting you touch her bikes for a while...


You offering?

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Old 08-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #5223
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You offering?

I don't do house calls.

Call my people and we'll see if they can slot you in.

I think I have a time available in early November....
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #5224
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I don't do house calls.

Call my people and we'll see if they can slot you in.

I think I have a time available in early November....
No thanks. At least if I do it myself, you know who to blame.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:03 PM   #5225
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No thanks. At least if I do it myself, you know who to blame.

I thought we determined that.....
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #5226
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I thought we determined that.....
You should talk. At least I didn't wreck a countershaft bearing. That takes talent.

I was just unlucky; others use 20W50 with no problem. I couldn't predict Stephanie's seal would come out. And mine didn't, with the same oil in it.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #5227
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You should talk. At least I didn't wreck a countershaft bearing. That takes talent.

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that doesn't take talent,, thats pure neglect how I did that,,, pretty expensive too. So the bearing is on the wall of shame for a reminder...
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #5228
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that doesn't take talent,, thats pure neglect how I did that,,, pretty expensive too. So the bearing is on the wall of shame for a reminder...
Thought your wall of shame was full already ?















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Old 08-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #5229
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ah-hem,,,, i have 4 walls eh!
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:41 AM   #5230
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20W50 - Bad!! - IMHO and experience

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You should talk. At least I didn't wreck a countershaft bearing. That takes talent.

I was just unlucky; others use 20W50 with no problem. I couldn't predict Stephanie's seal would come out. And mine didn't, with the same oil in it.
Exploding crankcases aside my experience is that 20W50 is to heavy - maybe 20W40 would be better choice, 10W40 is probably ideal.

I put that real expensive AMSOIL 20W50 and the KLR would blow it out the exhaust, the cheapo 10W40 castrol - no problem.

I think that 20W50 stuff is for the Harley motors that hardly turn over 3000 RPM. What looks OK pouring out the bottle, is real thick when that piston goes by in the blink of an eye.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:51 AM   #5231
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Exploding crankcases aside my experience is that 20W50 is to heavy - maybe 20W40 would be better choice, 10W40 is probably ideal.

I put that real expensive AMSOIL 20W50 and the KLR would blow it out the exhaust, the cheapo 10W40 castrol - no problem.

I think that 20W50 stuff is for the Harley motors that hardly turn over 3000 RPM. What looks OK pouring out the bottle, is real thick when that piston goes by in the blink of an eye.
Totally depends on which tires you are using
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:37 AM   #5232
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I think that 20W50 stuff is for the Harley motors that hardly turn over 3000 RPM. What looks OK pouring out the bottle, is real thick when that piston goes by in the blink of an eye.
I agree, with the benefit of hindsight. 10W40 is back in both bikes.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:07 AM   #5233
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Exploding crankcases aside my experience is that 20W50 is to heavy - maybe 20W40 would be better choice, 10W40 is probably ideal.

I put that real expensive AMSOIL 20W50 and the KLR would blow it out the exhaust, the cheapo 10W40 castrol - no problem.

I think that 20W50 stuff is for the Harley motors that hardly turn over 3000 RPM. What looks OK pouring out the bottle, is real thick when that piston goes by in the blink of an eye.
Totally depends on which flux capacitor you're running, and the condition of the Johnson rod....


P.S. check the crankcase breather vent...a know issues with DR's, if it gets blocked will blow out counter shaft seal.
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and the condition of the Johnson rod.....

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:49 PM   #5235
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Finally got around to checking the F8 charging problem and the stator is toast. Oh well, that is the first thing we've ever had go wrong on the F650/800 bikes aside from expendables like steering head bearings, etc.

Sure glad I still have a DR to ride.
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