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Old 03-20-2011, 09:10 PM   #1
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Timing inspection hole plug disappeared from my airhead, is it karma?

1976 R90/6

Went for a ride today and when I returned I noticed the rubber plug was missing from the inspection hole next to my dipstick. I am positive it was there before the ride because I have been looking at it threatening to check the timing on the bike. Anyway I wonder if this plug blowing out could be an indication of a problem of some sort? Crank case ventilation maybe? Maybe its the airhead gods telling me to stop procrastinating and check the timing already?
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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As often happens with age, they dry out, become brittle, and shrink a little over time. You'll understand some day...
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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Your crankcase isn't behind that plug so don't worry about that. Wine corks fit in there pretty well.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:23 PM   #4
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1976 R90/6

Went for a ride today and when I returned I noticed the rubber plug was missing from the inspection hole next to my dipstick. I am positive it was there before the ride because I have been looking at it threatening to check the timing on the bike. Anyway I wonder if this plug blowing out could be an indication of a problem of some sort? Crank case ventilation maybe? Maybe its the airhead gods telling me to stop procrastinating and check the timing already?
Or maybe it's your bike, telling you that threats are no way to begin a conversation...

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As often happens with age, they dry out, become brittle, and shrink a little over time. You'll understand some day...
Been there, done that already, eh?.

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Your crankcase isn't behind that plug so don't worry about that. Wine corks fit in there pretty well.
Red, or white?....
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
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R90/6, timing plug falling out...It's a sign of impending doom I'm afraid. I'm a nice guy so I'll do you a big favour, save you all the hassle and take it off your hands for $500
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:58 AM   #6
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A bunch of comedians on here! haha, thanks guys, I guess it was shrinkage. Actually now I feel stupid because I know very well that the fly wheel is not in the crank case. Maybe it was the wine I uncorked before starting this thread.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:04 AM   #7
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A bunch of comedians on here! haha, thanks guys, I guess it was shrinkage. Actually now I feel stupid because I know very well that the fly wheel is not in the crank case. Maybe it was the wine I uncorked before starting this thread.

Then you already have your new 'part'.

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Old 03-21-2011, 08:36 AM   #8
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Was it white or red?





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Old 03-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #9
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Corks in GA?

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Your crankcase isn't behind that plug so don't worry about that. Wine corks fit in there pretty well.
I thought you guys only had screw caps and boxes for wine. Yer gittin' all uptown these days with your euro bikes and corked wine!
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #10
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Was it white or red?
Always red, gotta get my antioxidants from somewhere!
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:30 PM   #11
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:57 PM   #12
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I have to admit, I've never bought wine that had a cork It usually has 18% alcohol and came from a gas station. A very efficient way to carry booze on a road trip.
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