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wet sumping cure
« on: 06.07. 2013 18:48 »
I have found the answer to the wet sumping problem. It's  cheap and effective .
check out my video and you'll see how it works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPhvJn3witc
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #1 on: 06.07. 2013 20:59 »
That would be a handy item on my forever wet sumping 51 A7. After 1 week she has over a pint in the sump. After a few weeks it's all in there and a lot has found it's way into the primary *eek*.
My only concern is if it gets knocked going over a gutter. In their blurb they say.
"Safety:
Drive carefully at all times, and if you run over any foreign object on the road pull over and check the valve for any damage or leak."
Ha, I'd be stopping every 500 yards.
But still I might try one.
Thanks for posting.
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #2 on: 07.07. 2013 15:04 »
hi musky they do a clip that they say will stop that happening give it a try.
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #3 on: 07.07. 2013 15:36 »
Chaps
I cannot get sound on my Computer, where are these valves on sale ? Curious ?  I still get a small bit of oil even with the SRM pump ( I know why, that is on another long thread )

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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #4 on: 07.07. 2013 17:04 »
i bought it on line you can see the address on the pamphlet on the video.
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #5 on: 08.07. 2013 00:30 »
 No sound? Still using that old 1920's computer.

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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #6 on: 27.07. 2013 15:30 »
Hi, I have a RGS with an SRM sump plate. Does anyone know the thread size for their drain plug?
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #7 on: 27.07. 2013 17:53 »
srm say its 1/2   inch bsf or m12 1.5 depending on age.hope this helps.
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #8 on: 27.07. 2013 22:02 »
Thanks. Their web site is down so I can't check it myself. I bought it last summer so I guess it is new. I use a 17 mm socket to remove it.
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #9 on: 04.08. 2013 15:56 »
sorry to be thick but it is not also as easy just to take the drain plug out of the srm plate ? plus the srm drain plug has a magnet it it as well ?
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #10 on: 04.08. 2013 16:32 »
Hi Nick.
I have always checked my SRM sump with a handy spanner and using a small plastic Tupperware, put the surplus in the tank. A very good point about the magnet. Mine has only done 28 miles since rebuild and do get very small deposits.

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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #11 on: 06.08. 2013 01:51 »
Nick, you are right. I spoke with Gary at SRM and he thinks I should use 50 Wt oil instead of 40 Wt. (RGS). I have their new version oil pump yet it still wet sumps. I had mixed feelings about exchanging the magnet for the ease of draining the sump from the start, so will carry on with removing the drain. Quickvalve is a nice idea though.
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #12 on: 06.08. 2013 10:07 »
I was in a hurry on Sunday. Took the cafe out to go up to club meeting only to see very low oil pressure about 5 miles from home. Returned home and jumped on the '51. A few mates (modern bike riders) were watching as I fired her up. Their eyes nearly popped out when they saw the puddle forming under the bike. I said she'll be right, she's only wet sumped. I could here the oily BSA jokes as I rode off. Only lost about 500ml.
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #13 on: 06.08. 2013 18:03 »
i think gary srm would say the best cure is to use the bike and not give it time to wet sump , I was using my plunger a10 for commuting in central london every day and wet sumping never a problem
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Re: wet sumping cure
« Reply #14 on: 07.08. 2013 16:09 »
Ron Lillygunny.
I too have this years new SRM oil pump. My rebuilt A10 is still wet sumping too much considering SRM's advert. Is their Gary at SRM saying that changing from 40 WT to 50 WT oil will cure this. Don't get me wrong SRM are great so is the pump, great return when running. I splashed out for their pump to save the problem. I do know about the small valve behind the pump.
Thanks Colin *conf*