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Hi Simon, you are a very wise man with forethought if you know your bike is going to be idle for months or longer here are some tips you can use to make restarting whenever that day comes to a hassle-free breeze.
A. Remove battery and keep it close to a battery tender/charger that you can hook up to at least once a month for 24 hours.
B. Drain the fuel tank and inspect the inside for rust, dirt, ethanol sludge, etc, remove and clean the petcock filter if you are carbureted, remove the fuel pump and check the pickup filter and the plastic delivery line for pin holes as these are common with age.
C. Drain the fuel lines going from the fuel tank to the carburetor/induction module.
D. On carbureted models remove the main jet access plug and drain the float bowl or, if necessary, remove and drain the float bowl!!!! this is very important as old fuel can turn to sludge and gum up your jets.
E. Drain engine, transmission, and primary oil this will eliminate wet-sumping and other various leaking situations during the storage time.
Good luck and have a nice day.
was the 2.8 liter for the crank case or total system capacity, one thing you want to absoulutley avoid is over filling the crank, one thing to check is to see if oil is making its way into the crank via the oil tube, also is it a 2 or 4 stroke, 2 strokes require a oil mix for the gas not the crank and a specific ratio, unmixed gas in a 2 stroke = siezed motor,
oil is going into crankcase. it should have a return and a check valve to keep the oil in the tank until it is under demand. more than likely the check is failing due to sitting for 10 years. clean the system and purge the pump. replace the check valve. its like $10 from a local dealer.
There is too much pressure in the oil system. This problem is usually caused by too much oil, or a clogged oil line. Did the bike sit for the winter and the oil level seemed low when you brought it out of storage, so you added oil to the tank? If so, the bike "sumped", meaning oil from the tank drained into the bottom of the engine. Putting more oil into the tank caused an over full situation and that is why the dipstick is popping out of the tank. If this is the problem, siphon or drain some oil from the tank and run the bike until all the oil is out of the bottom of the motor. Then change the oil, adding the correct amount to the tank. DO NOT drain all the oil from the tank before running the bike!
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Oil spilled out on the bolt you removed? Hope to know more. It can be just a pan bolt that secures the oil pan. Just put it back and don't you worry. It will not harm your bike.
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hi budfdy its quite easy to do if you jno what your doing right 1:run the bike till it reaches working temperature 2:unscrew the oil plug located underneith engine and drain into a bucket 3:unscrew the oil filter in the front off the engine near the front wheel 4:get the new oil filter and dab some oil on the black seal and screw on hand tight 5:put the sump plug back in and tghten checkiung seal is ok 6:unscrew filler cap on right side engine casing and fill with oil i reccomend silkolene oils 7:as you fill with oil the sight glass located below the filler plug will begine to fill with oil stop filling when the oil reaches 1/2-3/4 full on the glass also do this with the bike upright then put the plug back in and start the bike rechecking the oil hasnt dropped 8:remove seat 9:unscrew the bolts holding the tank in by the steering and tilt the tank up 10:unscrew the airbox screw holding the lid in on the out side and lift off replacing with new filter and rebuild back together 11:check coolant if dirty change but if is clean leave it hope this helped buddy
PEP BOYS carries the filter for 6.99 I suggest Mobil 1 V Twin 20w 50 for 8.89 at Walmart Get at least 5 Quarts takes 4.2 with new filter The drain plug location is shown in the owners manual.
Bike must be ridden to warm up oil for 15 minutes. Its part of being a dry sump system.
Do not try to top off oil put in enough to show enough on the dipstick then run the engine for 20-30 seconds then continue fill. (it fills the filter) then you can top it off. (be carefull second half of fill really goes fast)