Be careful fitting your bashplate !!
Posted June 01, 2008 - 12:03 AM
I went riding on the weekend with a bunch of guys, one of whom was riding an '02 WR250F fitted with an aluminium bash plate.
He looked down mid-way through the 6 hour ride in the Australian bush to see [COLOR="Red"]this part[/COLOR] (see red arrow on the picture) of his cylinder head cover gasket torn and hanging away from the motor:
It turns out he had re-fitted his bashplate with the crankcase breather tube crimped between the frame and bash plate.
The crank had built up pressure through heat and blown it's safety valve, namely the rubber gasket.
Luckily one of the guys had plenty of tools and some 90 second Araldite (2 part epoxy) in his backpack and got him going again.
He also split a radiator hose at the same time somehow (he crashed and noticed both things at once) and luckily once again the same guy had spare radiator hose (heater hose from a car) and fixed that little problem too.
Saved the poor bloke a long push to the nearest car-accessible road!
The motto of this story: Be careful not to crimp hoses by accident and carry tools and parts!
Posted June 01, 2008 - 02:52 AM
Posted June 01, 2008 - 08:23 AM
Posted June 01, 2008 - 11:36 AM
I'm on the opposite side of the continent, in Wollongong, just south of Sydney.
That makes sense. Good idea. Thanks.
Posted June 02, 2008 - 05:43 AM
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Posted July 04, 2008 - 07:50 AM