couple quick questions
Posted April 21, 2008 - 06:27 PM
-I'm getting a little bit of white buildup in the plug that covers the flywheel nut, is this normal? I change the oil often and it has always looked golden brown.
-I'm getting some squeaking coming from the front end at low speed. Could the bearings be on their way to a better place? I tried greasing them up but it didn't help.
Posted April 22, 2008 - 05:12 PM
Posted April 22, 2008 - 06:16 PM
Front end squeaking could be wheel or steering head bearings.
Check the bearings for free play.
Can you move the front wheel from side to side with wheel off ground - if yes need new wheel bearings.
With wheel still off the ground grab the bottom of the forks and gently rock the forks back and forth, if you can feel free play your steering head bearings need either adjusting or replacing.
Posted April 23, 2008 - 02:30 PM
I'm going to replace them soon anyways.
How about the condensation? Normal?
Posted April 23, 2008 - 02:46 PM
Next time you change your oil be sure to drive it around the block and have it warmed up. If the oil is frothy or foamy or whitish in color then you have a probable head gasket leak or at least some coolant getting in in some way. If that is your concern then you better take care of that immediately cuz otherwise you will rust your internals. Good luck, Jason