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Chain has snapped while riding it and has hit something and now leaking oil from somewhere?

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Oh dear !
That sounds serious
Looking at photos of the engine it I cant see any engine protector in forwards of the engine sprocket !!
As the broken end of the chain came around the sprocket it will have whip-lashed forward& hit the crank-cases, probably cracking or tearing a hole in one of the crank-case halves - which can only be bought in pairs.
If that is the case then a replacement engine would be the easiest & cheapest option
BUT If you are very lucky the oil pump cover may have taken the blow and become dis-lodged / cracked hence the leak
Good Luck
Always use high quality chain & sprockets
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Ride Safe

Posted on May 15, 2010

  • steve May 15, 2010

    That should have read :-}
    Always use high quality chain &
    Email :- 4-TUNE For
    the best prices on quality products



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