Author Topic: Just bought an old motorcycle?  (Read 590 times)

Offline Greybeard

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Just bought an old motorcycle?
« on: 13.11. 2017 16:28 »
Clean the sludge trap.

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Re: Just bought an old motorcycle?
« Reply #1 on: 13.11. 2017 19:17 »
Yes, both mine were like that when they arrived.
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Re: Just bought an old motorcycle?
« Reply #2 on: 13.11. 2017 20:17 »
Same here, small hole in the middle, rest of the trap filled up with hard cement-like stuff.
But at least, the trap system seems to work as intended :O)

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Re: Just bought an old motorcycle?
« Reply #3 on: 13.11. 2017 22:16 »
Agreed (And "Liked")  Drives me batty seeing people haul out an old barn find and then thunder off into the sunset and blindly rev the snot out of this poor suffering machinery.

Many times, peoples eyes glaze over when you try to warn them or the old proverbial shrug "Im sure it will be okay"

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Re: Just bought an old motorcycle?
« Reply #4 on: 14.11. 2017 14:06 »
 Or the guy I talked to last year who inherited an A65 and informed me that spraying a can of brake clean into the oil hole was "just as good" as removing the plugs and cleaning the trap.

 I wonder how thats working out for him. *eek*

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Re: Just bought an old motorcycle?
« Reply #5 on: 15.11. 2017 11:58 »
I suspect with a loud bang and conrods exiting stage left !!
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