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Title: first ride out this year !
Post by: Topdad on 07.06. 2018 15:50
Yes I know it's disgraceful but aprils shitty weather plus a holiday plus SWMBO wanting the garden/house sorted lead to this HOWEVER , after cleaning up the oil from the drive , she started first kick Sunday afternoon then bit back by dumping a pint and abit of oil from the primary ( which I'd forgotten to empty  *doh* , God or should I say SUE wasn't happy about that ) I quicky put her away til last night . Lovely evening so out to the high town bends, enjoyed myself no end looking at the world from different angles  *smile* back via more twisties to the Scotch piper to see what turned up plus a chat with old friends and back home for 8-30 pm absolutely marvelous ,should be prescribed on the NHS !
Title: Re: first ride out this year !
Post by: muskrat on 07.06. 2018 16:31
Good one Bob. How did the primary get the extra oil? Wet sumped and crank seal crook?
I hate winter down here. Not for the temp but for the early dark, black by 5:30.
Cheers
Title: Re: first ride out this year !
Post by: duTch on 07.06. 2018 21:59


 
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How did the primary get the extra oil?

 
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...... ( which I'd forgotten to empty  *doh*.......


 Other than that, nice one Bob- I hope you get more in.....I take it you didn't try my 'oil-level' idea ?
Title: Re: first ride out this year !
Post by: Topdad on 08.06. 2018 11:14
Dutch, absolutely not, would have been far to sensible to use your method ! all I was thinking was ...escape... on the bike of course  *smile* but am determined to get her oil tight so will be more careful in future .
Yes Musky , leaky driveside bearing seal , over the winter it was so wet and generally depressing that I hardly ventured in the garage ,eventually I drained the sump and left it open but forgot completely about what would have go into the primary ,which remained strangely oil tight, until that is I started her up ,then after 5 mins of her running it looked like I'd struck oil ,it ***** out so well . It was still dripping slightly when I got to the pub 45 mins later ,marking her ground as only a bsa can do  *whistle*however for all that the bike went well and the BSA smile was well stuck on my gob , cheers for now !!