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The oil pump on my 1977 kawasaki ke175 went out, what do I have to do to convert the bike to a premix? And what oil/gas ratio should I use?

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  • goudamonkey2 Jun 26, 2009

    I've heard that because of the superlube system, that it also provides oil directly to all of my main rod bearings, and converting to a premix may hurt my engine?

  • goudamonkey2 Jun 27, 2009

    now the oil pump is gear driven right off of the crankshaft, should I disconnect the whole pump if its not going to be pumping oil?

  • goudamonkey2 Jun 28, 2009

    Im trying too, but I can't figure it out if I gave you a very helpful or not.

    You were very helpful though, and thank you VERY much for helping me out.


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Get a new pump if you want; Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. www.babbittsonline.com/pages/parts/viewbybrandand/parts.aspx The pump is in stock at Babbit's @ $104.00.

Otherwise, just drain the oil tank and plug the end (or just remove the tank). Mix the gas and oil in the gas tank 32 to 1. That equals 4 ounces of oil per gallon of gas.

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  • tombones Jun 26, 2009

    That is news to me. I will check it out pronto and get back with you. I can't feature how this Superlube concept would even exhist because if the crank main and rod bearings were fed a separate oil supply, where does the oil go to considering the crankcase is a sealed system. It would have to build up in the bottom end, thus filling it full of oil and the bike could not run at all that way. But as I said, I will check it out.

  • tombones Jun 27, 2009

    No one I have contacted has ever heard of " Superlube ". Perhaps it is an old wives tail.

  • tombones Jun 28, 2009

    I would just leave it alone. How about a "Very Helpful" rating? It is free and I think it's time.

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