Technical Discussion Topics related to Technical Issues

Burn baby burn!

Old 09-09-2006, 05:48 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Back Marker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 243
MisterMohawk
Burn baby burn!

I'm stripping down my bike after my get-off last weekend and before I start cataloguing parts I need I had to get it running again. It was hydrolocked, but after I blew the oil out of the cylinder (the forward cylinder was full of oil, the aft was bone-dry) I got it running, albeit roughly. Its burning prodigious amounts of oil and after some inspeciton on my knees I discovered the forward cam cover is cracked and weeping oil. Would this cause the oil burn in the cylinder? I plan to strip off the cam cover and inspect everything in the head but I'd like some insight as well.
MisterMohawk is offline  
Old 09-09-2006, 02:25 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
Back Marker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 243
MisterMohawk
Oh, come on, nobody has any ideas? I pulled the cover off and there appeared to be no damage, and I can't imagine that the rings or valve seats were damaged.
MisterMohawk is offline  
Old 09-09-2006, 02:30 PM
  #3  
Moderator
MotoGP
 
superbling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: South Texas
Posts: 2,553
superbling is on a distinguished road
Luckily I've never had any experience with this but to be honest it doesn't sound good.
superbling is offline  
Old 09-09-2006, 10:45 PM
  #4  
Member
Squid
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 45
andrewlc77 is on a distinguished road
how long did you let it run? if it was hydrolocked then when it freed it would have pushed oil down the exhaust. it could just be burning in the pipes
andrewlc77 is offline  
Old 09-10-2006, 06:00 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
Back Marker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 243
MisterMohawk
I've run it for almost ten minutes now and I'd think that would be long enough to burn whatever oil was in the pipes. I'm ordering a new cam cover so we'll se what happens when I slap it on.
MisterMohawk is offline  
Old 09-10-2006, 10:35 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
SuperBike
 
JamieDaugherty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Posts: 1,836
JamieDaugherty is an unknown quantity at this point
Nah, only 10min won't be enough if you've got that much oil in there. You'll really need to ride it to generate enough heat in the pipes to burn it all off. It's also probably in the muffler packing some too. That's an old joke guys at the shop pull on people - put about a half bottle of 2-stroke oil down the pipe of someones bike. It smokes for a couple of days. Luckily they've not gotten me...yet.

Don't worry about the cracked cam cover. If nothing else is harmed it will be fine once the damaged part is replaced.
JamieDaugherty is offline  
Old 09-10-2006, 02:22 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Back Marker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 243
MisterMohawk
Alright, I'll just replace the cover and let it run for a while; riding's out of the question for a while. Thanks for the advice.
MisterMohawk is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Crashrat
Classifieds
39
08-22-2011 04:40 PM
Gregw
Everything Else
7
05-19-2008 10:13 PM
BMiller
Members Rides
11
03-27-2007 08:17 PM
cb21983
General Discussion
11
11-10-2006 07:06 AM
LadyCasanova
Modifications - Cosmetic
26
08-01-2006 04:54 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Burn baby burn!


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.