Question about Harley Davidson Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Desktop Telephone
Hi there, I bought the KX60 about six months ago from a guy who said that the bike hadn't been used for about a year. The bike started a think the second time he tried and its sounded good, we checked over the bike and everything seemed fine. When we got it home it was for a xmas present and we put it in the garage for the 4wks until xmas. During that time all the oil had leaked out the bottom of the bike, we have now noticed a small crack under what I think is the crank casing. This may sound silly but should the bike start even without oil? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.
It could start without oil..... but the amount of damage you would likely do to it makes it very unwise. if all the oil leaked out there was oil in it when it was started before. if i'm not mistaken that case is aluminum. if you can find someone that does tig welding (i think it's tig for aluminum).... they could probably weld that crack without taking the motor apart..... just a thought.
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Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Don't, I mean DON'T start it without oil! Or you can buy a new one(or the engine, but it's nearly the same).
Take it to a repair shop and have the crankcase welded. You don't have to take the whole bike, just drain the oil into a plastic bottle disassemble the old filter and unmount the crankcase. Take the oil to the appropriate site/authority or to the repair shop(they should take care of it, too). You will need to take the crankcase to a good repair shop/specialist, tell them to weld it from inside in order to keep it smooth outside. Then paint the crack from outside only with a good engine paint or have it done.
Buy a new oil and an oil filter(or ask them to buy it) and change the filter, pour in the new oil(or have it done) and it's ready.
If you want all to be done at the shop, then you will have to take your whole bike there. If you feel confident and have the tools to change the oil and the filter yourself, go ahead. I would recommend you to drain the oil into a plastic bottle at home in any case, cause it could drain during the transport on its own(if it's not already all out:)
And get a new seal for the crankcase- this is a good chance as it will be off the bike.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
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