Hole in case= not much oil left
Posted June 22, 2010 - 08:01 PM
Just so's you all know............... my bike is an '03 and has an estimated 8,000 miles on it. I'm the 3rd owner and I'm pretty sure the bike was super motarded at some point.
Posted June 22, 2010 - 08:12 PM
best of luck anyways cobba
Posted June 22, 2010 - 08:28 PM
Posted June 22, 2010 - 11:33 PM
I wouldn't be too worried about it. These water cooled bikes are pretty good at keeping their cool with lack of oil. They are dry sump anyways.
No way to tell any damage riding it until it quits.
Might be a good time to change piston and rings?
Posted June 22, 2010 - 11:38 PM
Posted June 23, 2010 - 08:17 AM
...New chain is shiite and stretched a good 2 inches inside of 200 miles. Stretched so far that it was coming forward of the front sprocket and cut a nice groove in the case deep enough that there was one small hole in the middle of it...
Are you sure your chain was adjusted properly? Even a crap chain shouldn't stretch that badly that quickly, unless it's too tight.
As a guy who once figured out the reason his TL1000R race bike's rear suspension was impossible to tune because the rear suspension was partially a too-tight chain (which soon manifested as a leaking counter-shaft seal) I can vouch for the importance of a correctly adjusted drive chain.
Posted June 23, 2010 - 08:42 AM
The chain slack was right.
Posted June 23, 2010 - 05:14 PM
Have an Enduro this weekend and feel comfortable that the bike'll do fine.