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Old 06-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #16
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Success.

And those are good how-to photos.

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Old 06-22-2013, 08:10 PM   #17
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I hope that 6 hours included time to block the crank ?
Glad it's fixed.
Nice job on letting folks know what not to do. Let's call it the school of loud knocks...
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:03 PM   #18
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Oh ya, we blocked that crank, using the Kai Ju method.



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I hope that 6 hours included time to block the crank ?
Glad it's fixed.
Nice job on letting folks know what not to do. Let's call it the school of loud knocks...
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:08 PM   #19
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Oil Pressures

Here's the oil pressure readings with the correct oil pump cover o-ring.

psi @ rpm - temp

120 @ 1500 - cold
90 @ 1000 - cold
130 @ 4000 - cold

60 @ 1000 - warm
70 @ 1300 - warm
90 @ 3000 - warm

95 @ 4000 - hot
35~38 @ 1000 - hot

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Old 06-22-2013, 10:14 PM   #20
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Yeah baby, Park Tool to the rescue.

Those look like good pressures, how did the filter look?
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:44 PM   #21
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Filter comes out tomorrow... stay tuned.

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Yeah baby, Park Tool to the rescue.

Those look like good pressures, how did the filter look?
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:54 AM   #22
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congrats on the fix!!!
with clear no way to mistake pic's, the best kind.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #23
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Thanks for the shout out and the great pic.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:57 PM   #24
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oil filter clean

Good news, the oil filter is clean, no bearing flakes.
We're good to go!

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:43 PM   #25
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Good news, the oil filter is clean, no bearing flakes.
We're good to go!

TINK
This is one of those rare events where a lesson is learned the hard way but inexpensively. Good for you.
So I can expect to see you riding the bike to work every now and then ?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:23 AM   #26
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Happy for you!
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:32 AM   #27
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Good to hear that your filter examination went well - I had a similar experience during my early airhead ownership as well. I would strongly suggest that you make a plan of doing some repeat inspections on your filter for the next time period and onwards. This is what we do on aircraft engines when we suspect there might be issues with the lubrication system (metal contamination, etc.) After a few of these re-inspects and nothing adverse appears, we all breath easy and declare the original issue has disappeared.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:59 AM   #28
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I do the same thing-- "read" the filter frequently. Never see anything, but that is good news. I also am a firm believer in a magnetic drain plug for the engine. I typically get a small amount of very fine material (much less and much finer than the transmission), which is good. If I start getting larger amounts, that will be a warning to look at the cam chain or the cam/tappets or rocker arms.

Tink came out well because he handled this well. He caught the low oil pressure in time and took corrective action quickly. I doubt there is any engine damage because there is a vast difference between LOW and NO oil pressure. And hundreds of people are aware of this pesky o-ring quirk, so it's a win-win.

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:46 AM   #29
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That is a beautiful bike you built there Tink. Glad the fix was cheap and (relatively ) easy. My favorite kind!
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:00 PM   #30
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Good news, the oil filter is clean, no bearing flakes.
We're good to go!

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Most excellent.
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