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I pulled off the cap to the alternator and very thin oil came pourin out.for one is oil suppose to be in there and two is it norm. for it to be very thin?its an 82 suzuki 650 motorcycle.i can turn on the key lights go on etc and brand new battery but push the start button nothing.rock the bike and stop it with break fast then try and find it sometimes it will then try in a way to turn over.

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Check your oil level, if its overfull then you will get oil from there.
Its probably over full due to the float sticking in your carburetor and the fuel didn't go out the drain tube to the ground, instead the fuel went right down your intake, into combustion chamber, washed passed your rings and down inton the bottom end.
i've saw this happen several time to bikes that have been sitting or dirty carbs.
thats why your oil apperas thin because it has been diluted with fuel.
Smell it, it probaly has the scent of gas.

Make sure your carbs are clean, floats are working,
drain tubes are clean.
Change your oil and filter.
Turn the motor over a few time with the sparkplugs out in case there is any gas still in the chambers.
Clean or replace your sparkplugs and put them back in, and your good to go.
if you can't afford to fix it right now, then change your oil and filter, and just remember to shut you petcock off after each time you ride.

Note: A motor that has too much oil in it or the combustion chanber full of raw gas, it will be hard to turn over.

You'll be riding by noon tomorrow.
have a good one.
Big Al

Posted on May 21, 2011

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    Chad Stratton Dec 19, 2013

    This is just what I needed. Thanks



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