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Old 01-22-2017, 03:56 PM
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Oil

1. How much oil should be in the crank case? I drained it from under crank due to me going thru break in again since new piston install and very little came out (and looked silver).

2. Why would oil drain so dam slow from the oil tank? I always drained from tank n would have nice steady flow, now its super slow to drain now.

3. Do you put anything underneath a hose clamp when tightening over a steel braided oil line? I would like to prevent a frayed line, Have a slow leak from a braided line comin from tank to oil pump.

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Old 01-23-2017, 08:54 AM
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HI TX.
1)i typically have just about 1 cup of oil coming from the crank case drain.
2)Some sludge in the oil tank? can probably stick an air hose into the draining end and blow some air see it it improves. also, when i drain the oil tank - to speed up i have the cap off.
3) Always hated the braided lines, but if the bike demands it- there are special clean looking end cups for them, but the screw type clamps inside of those go against the braiding any way.... if the line keep popping out of the cup- eventually it will fray( and cut fingers)
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