Exploratory Surgery for the 400
Posted August 26, 2002 - 05:59 AM
Posted August 26, 2002 - 07:40 AM
Posted August 26, 2002 - 11:32 AM
Since he crashed out, I would say it didn't go so well
Originally posted by endurodog:
How'd the race go?
Pie, I think there is a good chance you did no harm to the motor. As long as the oil pump did not run out of oil, and it could be way below the dipstick and still have a supply of oil.
The way the dry sump system works all you really need is enough oil to go from the recirc. pump, into the res, run down the sides and into the delivery pipe before it runs dry. I don't know what that minimal amount would be but I bet 1/2 a quart would do it.
Of course running with that small amount of oil in there would not be wise, but if I were you and anything approaching a quart was still left in the motor I'd just fix/replace the gasket, change the oil/filter and be on my way.
Hope this helps.
Posted August 26, 2002 - 11:42 AM
[ August 26, 2002, 02:45 PM: Message edited by: MotoGreg ]
Posted August 26, 2002 - 12:00 PM
Posted August 27, 2002 - 05:55 AM
My fear is I did some damage, I felt like the bike was hard to kick thru even with the compression lever in?
I will drain the oil today and see what was left if any.