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Old 10-26-2012, 07:27 PM   #14056
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You, sir, are one sick bastard....

I like that!!!!


$20 for revelation.....quite the bargain!!!!


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Old 10-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #14057
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Yeah. Float.


Looks like the Elders are about to baptize a Yamaha. (Mormon joke)
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #14058
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Looks like the Elders are about to baptize a Yamaha. (Mormon joke)
It was a group baptizmal, 2 WRs and a CRF.

Come to think of it, I was pinching the nose (holding my hand over the exhaust opening) in that picture...
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #14059
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It was a group baptizmal, 2 WRs and a CRF.

Come to think of it, I was pinching the nose (holding my hand over the exhaust opening) in that picture...

Would that be more like pinching its a**hole than its nose?

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:05 PM   #14060
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Would that be more like pinching its a**hole than its nose?
Assholes are self sealing.

Noses and exhausts, not so much.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #14061
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Assholes are self sealing.

Noses and exhausts, not so much.
The man has a point there !
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #14062
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Oil Light on Cold Engine

I don't remember ever reading anything like this, so I don't think it's 205, but I had a heartstopping moment the other day. I left for work as I do every morning and let the bike idle while I put in my earplugs, put on my helmet, and pulled on my gloves. Call it 60 seconds maximum. I then left home and rode out to the freeway, which is about two blocks from my house. It was early in the morning, so I didn't have to wait for traffic or lights in order to get on the freeway. As I got to the bottom of the on-ramp, my merging head check revealed a tractor-trailer bearing down on me in the lane that I needed to be in. I wailed hard on the throttle (probably harder than I should have on a cold engine) to get out in front of him. As soon as I was on the freeway I glanced down and saw that the oil pressure light was illuminated. I immediately pulled over onto the shoulder and made my way up to the next exit in the breakdown lane at low rpms. After 10 seconds or so, the light went out and didn't come back on.

Naturally, I had visions of some kind of catastrophic oil leak, but when I got off the freeway and put the bike on the center stand, I could see in the sight glass that the oil level was exactly right - perfectly in between the low mark and the high mark. There was no evidence of any leaks, so I started back up and went on to work. The light has not come back on since, although I have been more careful to baby it until it comes up to temperature.

Anyone else have an experience like this? I'm assuming that my hard revving while cold meant that the thicker, cold oil couldn't circulate fast enough, but that frankly seems a little strange to me.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:00 PM   #14063
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I don't remember ever reading anything like this, so I don't think it's 205, but I had a heartstopping moment the other day. I left for work as I do every morning and let the bike idle while I put in my earplugs, put on my helmet, and pulled on my gloves. Call it 60 seconds maximum. I then left home and rode out to the freeway, which is about two blocks from my house. It was early in the morning, so I didn't have to wait for traffic or lights in order to get on the freeway. As I got to the bottom of the on-ramp, my merging head check revealed a tractor-trailer bearing down on me in the lane that I needed to be in. I wailed hard on the throttle (probably harder than I should have on a cold engine) to get out in front of him. As soon as I was on the freeway I glanced down and saw that the oil pressure light was illuminated. I immediately pulled over onto the shoulder and made my way up to the next exit in the breakdown lane at low rpms. After 10 seconds or so, the light went out and didn't come back on.

Naturally, I had visions of some kind of catastrophic oil leak, but when I got off the freeway and put the bike on the center stand, I could see in the sight glass that the oil level was exactly right - perfectly in between the low mark and the high mark. There was no evidence of any leaks, so I started back up and went on to work. The light has not come back on since, although I have been more careful to baby it until it comes up to temperature.

Anyone else have an experience like this? I'm assuming that my hard revving while cold meant that the thicker, cold oil couldn't circulate fast enough, but that frankly seems a little strange to me.

Thanks,

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has happened to many - just add another 200ml to top of sight-glass and enjoy the ride
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #14064
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Mine did that after an oil change. Same thing, panic pull over thinking the filter had
come off or a loose drain plug. Let it sit a moment sight glass was fine. Started it
up and it never came on again.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #14065
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It is an oil level light, not pressure.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #14066
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Anyone else have an experience like this? I'm assuming that my hard revving while cold meant that the thicker, cold oil couldn't circulate fast enough, but that frankly seems a little strange to me.

Thanks,

Andrew
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Hi Andrew.

As Fred said it's an oil Level warning light not a pressure light.
As Bundu said put a few extra mm in the thing to bring it up to the full level if you are worried.

The basic explanation is.

With dry sump motors you have the oil being scavenged from the bottom of the motor and pumped back into the reservoir tank. It is picked up from that tank and pumped through the motor and it all drips back down into the collector at the bottom of the engine where it is picked up again and pumped back to the tank.

You have two drain plugs on the S10, one at the rear which drains the majority of the oil in the tank and one toward the front of the bike that drains the small amount left in the plate.

When the bike is cold it sometimes takes a bit longer for the oil to get back to the tank and the level drops which means you probably have more oil in the motor than usual not less, if you get my drift.

So you can fill the thing to the top of the sight glass without any consideration of the engine "drowning in oil" because the oil doesn't sit in the engine. No pistons will be slopping around in too much oil. (within reason that is).

So fill it up to the top of the glass and be happy.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:35 AM   #14067
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Kind of ironic but mine did that for the first time just the other day. After a few seconds of panic, I remembered that others had reported the same non-event. The oil level was in the sight glass but on the low side.

Also, if you read the owner's manual it addresses this specific phenomenon. I'm paraphrasing," Even if the engine has sufficient oil it is normal for the low oil light to momentarily come on during periods of extreme acceleration, deceleration, or riding on an slope."
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:14 PM   #14068
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ok so in the US how does this sound. I am gong to offer 13.5 tax license etc. out the door complete.

If no go i will not go above 13.8. that is the highest i will go out the door.

unreasonable let me know.

bd
I'm probably a little late to this party. Did you ever get your wife to see the light?

Here's one just over the border....

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...&search=tenere
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:48 AM   #14069
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I'm probably a little late to this party. Did you ever get your wife to see the light?

Here's one just over the border....

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...&search=tenere
Those are some good prices!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #14070
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Even if Kawasaki would bring back the KLX 650 with a few updates.
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I also think it would be great if Kawasaki brought the KLX650 back. I don't think they gave it enough of a chance back when it was available, and the choices in that class now, at least in the US, are not plentiful. A 650 with liquid cooling, Japanese reliability and 11" travel suspension would be, and was, a great bike.
Write to Kawasaki, tell them you want it - ??
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