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oil in stator side?

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Am i correct in assuming that there should be a little oil in the stator/mag side or is it supposed to be dry???

thanks

Mike

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ooh boy would that mean a blown seal on the crank? what would that entail??

oh s$%t...

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i've also heard that about table spoon is normal but cant remember where i read/heard it???

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I put my shifter through the the case of my 650L, to find a pile of oil expelling out as well. This forum taught me that MANY XRs are wet stator. Not sure about 650R, but the engines are quite similar other than a tad more compression on the R. Both dry sump lubrication, but am not sure if the ignition is the same. Hmm, how much help am I?

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On the 650R it's dry. When I rewound my stator there was a little in the bottom, maybe a teaspoon. I wiped it out, (about a year ago), and when I removed the cover last week to get TDC during a valve adjustment it was still pretty much dry. A very small amount is probably no problem.

Just my two cents.

Winkel

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Winkel, why not move the kick starter to find TDC rather than taking off the side cover?The allen screw in the side case has a notch that lines up with the spot on the flywheel. :)

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Don't worry about it. That tablespoon will keep things from rusting. :-)

Seriously though, the stator cavity sucks oil through the seal when things cool off. Once you've had it apart a few times you'll never get a tight enough factory seal to get the problem anymore.

SRC sells an overpriced breather tube meant to cure this. Don't bother........

Winkel, I'd pull the cover too. It's a PITA to time this thing through a hole.........

E

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I started to pull the plug, but the damned thing was so tight I thought I'd strip out the allen head. It only took a minute to remove the cover, but when I was done I got the plug loose. I'll do that next time, but it was my first valve adjustment, so I wanted to be sure about the position.

Winkel :)

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thanks for the info guys and haymaker love your site!!!

rode the pig in the piute mnts above jawbone-seriously tight single track, technical, heck never got it out of 2nd gear, but was amazed how well this thing did, probly better than me

lost about a 1/4 cup of coolant

I love my piggie!!!

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Winkel, why not move the kick starter to find TDC rather than taking off the side cover?

I find it easier to put the bike in 5th gear and spin the back tire with your foot, while you peer into the check hole for the flywheel mark. :D

<Edit> Make sure you spin the wheel the right way.

:)

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