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Old 07-29-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Broken Oil filler neck ???

I was checking the oil level and to my surprise I noticed something looking like there is a piece missing from inside the oil filler neck. This is the first time am seeing this. I don't know if it was like that from new. For sure looks like there is a big chunk broken from inside. If that is the case, where is the piece . There is nothing unusual when the engine is working. Can someone please check and confirm whether there is something broken or this is normal design of the filler neck.


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Old 07-29-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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Mine is the same. 2009 F650GS twin.
It's normal as far as I know.
Besides, with a chunk that big missing, you would have been hearing from it by now! LOL!
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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I was checking the oil level and to my surprise I noticed something looking like there is a piece missing from inside the oil filler neck. This is the first time am seeing this. I don't know if it was like that from new. For sure looks like there is a big chunk broken from inside. If that is the case, where is the piece . There is nothing unusual when the engine is working. Can someone please check and confirm whether there is something broken or this is normal design of the filler neck.


Looks the same as both of our bikes (800 and 650 twin). Just checked. No worries.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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Thanks.That is a relief. If a piece of that size is inside for sure it will not go unnoticed. I was suspecting that maybe during the service something went wrong and the dealer did not tell me. Because how it looks and feels on touch, with those sharp, rough, uneven edges, I could swear that is broken.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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It looks kinda like they had to remove that part in order to give clearance to the clutch components right there...

The funny thing is that there is a pic around here somewhere, I think in the thread about changing out the cam chain, where the cam shaft looks like it had a chunk missing too. What kind of manufacturing practices are they using? Instead of a a machine, we're going to use TNT to remove that little piece....

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Old 07-30-2012, 07:21 AM   #6
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I was suspecting that maybe during the service something went wrong and the dealer did not tell me.
Wouldn't be the first time. LOL!
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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It looks kinda like they had to remove that part in order to give clearance to the clutch components right there...

The funny thing is that there is a pic around here somewhere, I think in the thread about changing out the cam chain, where the cam shaft looks like it had a chunk missing too. What kind of manufacturing practices are they using? Instead of a a machine, we're going to use TNT to remove that little piece....

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I have to say I was at first shocked when I saw the pictures of the camshafts with the "piece" missing...
I was about ready to loose my cool over it when I found out it had been done intentionally to aid in oiling of the camshaft to "rocker arm" (or whatever it's called) interface.
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