Posted January 04, 2008 - 04:04 PM
I like the idea of removing any sand you can before anymore engine run time. Cost of only a few gaskets,oil and filters at worst. I agree that the deisel or kerosene is the best way to flush any remaining sand out of the engine. Gas won't hold the particles in any form of suspension to let it float out of the cases and it's explosive. The kerosene will at least help flush and keep things semi lubed. I would take one side cover off and drain the oil that way and then put some kerosene in , put the cover back on and shake the bike around , then remove the cover again and drain the crap out. Maybe even remove the valve cover and flush down that way too. Rinse and repeat till its' as clean as you can get it. Pull the drain plugs at this point and the filter and flush a little more. Put in oil and crank it till there's oil pressure, run it for a bit and pull plugs and filter again and inspect for any more sand. Go till you feel happy, camshafts, bearings and sand is a bad mix. My .02--Good Luck -- WR Dave.