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Damaged Cases Oil Passages - Need Opinions

Old 10-11-2010, 06:30 PM
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Damaged Cases Oil Passages - Need Opinions

I purchased a wrecked 2001 SH a couple of years ago that I planned on fixing. It wasn't in too bad shape but the oil pan took pretty serious damage from a rock when the guy ditched the bike. The oil pan was punched through. When I pulled the pan I noticed that there was damage to the cases so I basically just said screw it and decided to part the bike out. A couple of years have passed and I still have a majority of the bike sitting in my garage so I got a wild hair to see if I could fix it. The motor only has 6k on it so I thought it's gotta be worth saving and I'm yearning for a sport bike on the cheap so why not fix what I got sitting in my garage collecting dust right? I took a lot closer look this time and come to find that the damage is isolated to the oil pressure relief valve area. With the oil pressure relief valve installed in a new pan the area where the actual valve seats to the cases (the inner circle) is undamaged. It's just the surface area in the bigger area around the valve that seats to the pan that has damage. Since this channel isn't completely enclosed when it meets the portion that is actually inside the oil pan it would seem to me that it doesn't hold any pressure and the damage shouldn't have an adverse affect. I'm thinking that I can just grind the damaged areas smooth and I should be good to go. Any one know enough about these passages to have a definite answer as to if I'm good to go or not. I've attached pics of the damage and the channel in the pan that seats to this area. I hope I'm explaining this well enough.


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Just take a dremel and smooth out all the damaged areas and you should have no real problems running it that way.
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Thanks for the reply Hawk. That's exactly what I was thinking and reassuring to hear.
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Agreed. Put that thing together and run it!
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