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Old 01-16-2013, 12:47 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by andoulli View Post
That makes sense, and I was thinking that oil must somehow make it's way to the rockers from the crankcase and exhaust gases could be coming up with the oil. I wonder if Honda learned from the FT 500 and that is why your scoot has the
That job is handled by the oil line, that carries oil up from the sump and into a drip hole in the top of the valve cover to lubricate the entire valvetrain. In theory there is always oil flowing into that pipe, and the excess pressure in the cases would only increase oil pressure, not flood that line with gas. In theory...Ha.

My friend had an FT500 a few years ago. I never worked on the motor, all I ever did with it was heat-wrap the headers and exhaust pipes.
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