oil in stator side?

10 replies to this topic
  • miguelitro

Posted May 06, 2005 - 10:06 AM


Am i correct in assuming that there should be a little oil in the stator/mag side or is it supposed to be dry???


  • AzMtnThumper

Posted May 06, 2005 - 10:43 AM


XR650R = dry
XR600R= wet

  • miguelitro

Posted May 06, 2005 - 10:46 AM


ooh boy would that mean a blown seal on the crank? what would that entail??
oh s$%t...

  • miguelitro

Posted May 06, 2005 - 11:08 AM


i've also heard that about table spoon is normal but cant remember where i read/heard it???

  • mikekennedy

Posted May 06, 2005 - 10:55 PM


I put my shifter through the the case of my 650L, to find a pile of oil expelling out as well. This forum taught me that MANY XRs are wet stator. Not sure about 650R, but the engines are quite similar other than a tad more compression on the R. Both dry sump lubrication, but am not sure if the ignition is the same. Hmm, how much help am I?

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  • Winkel

Posted May 07, 2005 - 07:23 PM


On the 650R it's dry. When I rewound my stator there was a little in the bottom, maybe a teaspoon. I wiped it out, (about a year ago), and when I removed the cover last week to get TDC during a valve adjustment it was still pretty much dry. A very small amount is probably no problem.

Just my two cents.


  • XR4DEZ

Posted May 07, 2005 - 08:58 PM


Winkel, why not move the kick starter to find TDC rather than taking off the side cover?The allen screw in the side case has a notch that lines up with the spot on the flywheel. :)

  • The Haymaker

Posted May 08, 2005 - 03:59 AM


Don't worry about it. That tablespoon will keep things from rusting. :-)

Seriously though, the stator cavity sucks oil through the seal when things cool off. Once you've had it apart a few times you'll never get a tight enough factory seal to get the problem anymore.

SRC sells an overpriced breather tube meant to cure this. Don't bother........

Winkel, I'd pull the cover too. It's a PITA to time this thing through a hole.........


  • Winkel

Posted May 08, 2005 - 08:26 PM


I started to pull the plug, but the damned thing was so tight I thought I'd strip out the allen head. It only took a minute to remove the cover, but when I was done I got the plug loose. I'll do that next time, but it was my first valve adjustment, so I wanted to be sure about the position.

Winkel :)

  • miguelitro

Posted May 09, 2005 - 08:09 AM


thanks for the info guys and haymaker love your site!!!

rode the pig in the piute mnts above jawbone-seriously tight single track, technical, heck never got it out of 2nd gear, but was amazed how well this thing did, probly better than me
lost about a 1/4 cup of coolant
I love my piggie!!!

  • JackAttack

Posted May 09, 2005 - 08:15 AM


Winkel, why not move the kick starter to find TDC rather than taking off the side cover?

I find it easier to put the bike in 5th gear and spin the back tire with your foot, while you peer into the check hole for the flywheel mark. :D

<Edit> Make sure you spin the wheel the right way.


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