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Author Topic: No more spitting out oil!  (Read 1665 times)

Spitting Bull

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No more spitting out oil!
« on: October 14, 2007, 01:29:54 pm »
Following advice received here, I think I may have shaken off  the "Spitting Out Oil" Demon which had attached itself to my 350. 

I started to keep the oil level at the lower end of the scale, as suggested here.  I use an energy drink bottle with a nozzle to make it easier to put in just small amounts of oil, as suggested here.  I removed the breather from the crankcase to the catch-can and fitted it the other way round so there is no sump in the middle run of the pipe, as suggested here.

Result - today I went to Derbyshire - a ride which involves uninterrupted runs at 50 mph or so for 35-40 minutes at a time.  This should be well within the capability of the bike but I've never made this run without finding that a blocked breather-pipe has forced oil out into the right-hand toolbox, soaking the air-filter and dripping oil onto the exhaust pipe and all over the back of the bike.  Today we did it! 

Thanks to this Forum for such friendly good advice.


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Re: No more spitting out oil!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 01:49:58 pm »
That is a great feeling, when things you do yourself, with advice from other friends, fixes the problem..  I have learned a lot here, that will definitely make my riding better.
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''99 Classic Bullet. '05 Ural Tourist sidecar rig, converted to 2wd. '05 Harley Davidson Sportster.
Jefferson County, WA