dry sump kit - save 3 lbs
Posted March 18, 2002 - 08:48 AM
This kit replaces most of the external oil lines, and bypasses the frame as an oil reservoir, saving 3 lbs in the process !
Looks like a good idea as long as reliability is not sacrificed.
Here's the link Dry sump kit
Posted March 18, 2002 - 09:25 AM
the kit is $149 - 10% for TT'ers (membership has its priviledges.)
they are already out of stock on the 400 kit, I did not check on the 426 kit.
they say that you must change your oil EVERY 1 HOUR of riding time. Now this may just be a conservative, cover our butt from the legal dept. type of recommendation. But it makes me think twice anyway. I don't even want to think about an oil change when I head to the desert for a couple days of riding where the bike may run for 10 hours. How do other hi performance thumpers deal with the dry sump system and timing on oil changes ?
even with that being said, I put my name on the call-back list to save 3 lbs, and the system is easily removable to switch back to wet sump stock.
Posted March 18, 2002 - 09:31 AM
Posted March 18, 2002 - 10:39 PM
I'd have to go back and try to find some info on my Husaberg, but I want to say it was every 10 hours. Which is fine for regular riding. Maybe after a full-on hour at race speeds...but then I'm gonna change it anyway.
I don't think there's any worry about it. But, I have to say it was refreshing to see all that oil come out of my first WR oil change. Seemed like a cup or so dripped out of the 'berg by oil change time.
Posted March 18, 2002 - 12:34 PM
P.S. Man I'm glad this site is back up...I was suffering from withdrawals!