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Old 09-12-2012, 04:43 AM   #31
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Still don't get it. Exept for real slow turns with dragging rear break, an engine should be pulling in turns. Do you mean you (or she) pull in the clutch while making a turn?
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:01 AM   #32
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Still don't get it. Exept for real slow turns with dragging rear break, an engine should be pulling in turns. Do you mean you (or she) pull in the clutch while making a turn?
short 180 degree turn on a single track road. keeping the engine from cutting out and playing with the clutch to maintain slow speed.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:56 AM   #33
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Ah! Check! But, more ontopic, strange these problem occured. I've laid down a few bikes and that never resulted in engine problems (including a 1150GS sliding for about 5 yards on its side with the engine running). When iddling, the load isn't very high. Even without oil reaching all the enginge parts, it shouldn't cause serious engine damage within immediately. At least, that's my experience.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:35 AM   #34
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feel free to help me decide.
i'm a noob and have never opened up an engine.

the little kawa requires 450 euro in parts.

an engine with 10 to 15000 km on it will render me 400 euro poorer.

I'm willing to learn and replacing the parts seems like a nice job to start learning about engines. but putting in a new engine seems easier and cheaper

what to do
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:33 AM   #35
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feel free to help me decide.
i'm a noob and have never opened up an engine.

the little kawa requires 450 euro in parts.

an engine with 10 to 15000 km on it will render me 400 euro poorer.

I'm willing to learn and replacing the parts seems like a nice job to start learning about engines. but putting in a new engine seems easier and cheaper

what to do
Put in the new (used) engine. Cheaper.

Get a fubar'd small engine (lawnmower) to mess around with.

Of course if you go the new/used route, you'll likely have your old one to mess with if there is not core charge. If there is it might be worth keeping anyway...
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:43 AM   #36
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Put in the new (used) engine. Cheaper.

Get a fubar'd small engine (lawnmower) to mess around with.

Of course if you go the new/used route, you'll likely have your old one to mess with if there is not core charge. If there is it might be worth keeping anyway...
you make a good point
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #37
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by that ration I could just part it put and sell it like it is?
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #38
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by that ration I could just part it put and sell it like it is?
Sell the bike as is, for parts? Sure, you could do that too.

If you mean parting it out yourself, and selling on Ebay? You can go that route as well. It's a lot of work, but my motorcycling makes ebay parts dudes super important.

I recently sold off some excess stuff I had on Ebay, I kind of enjoy it or it probably wouldn't be worth it $-wise...
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the mrs preferred selling it.
with a bit of luck the dodgy fellow who phoned me for it shows up on Saturday to get it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:59 PM   #40
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the guy didn't show up, looks like I'm gonna have to start asking for credentials :)
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:53 PM   #41
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i'm considering parting it out. is there anyone who's trying to find parts for this bike? if I can make 700 bucks off parts the rest is going over the counter at crash prizes.

would be lovely to help others restore their bike
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:46 AM   #42
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If you want to part it out these guys will be all over it: http://www.bikersoracle.com/er5/forum/
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:36 PM   #43
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Don't know about all that other damage, but it looks like the ER500 is based on the EX500, and it has a serious design flaw in the lubrication system. If you drop one, the oil pump loses prime, and when you pick it up, and start it, it will run long enough without oil pressure to cause serious engine damage. Several members of ex-500.com have had engines destroyed that way. It doesn't always destroy the engine first time, as many EX500s have been dropped many times. But it does do some damage every time.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:23 PM   #44
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Don't know about all that other damage, but it looks like the ER500 is based on the EX500, and it has a serious design flaw in the lubrication system. If you drop one, the oil pump loses prime, and when you pick it up, and start it, it will run long enough without oil pressure to cause serious engine damage. Several members of ex-500.com have had engines destroyed that way. It doesn't always destroy the engine first time, as many EX500s have been dropped many times. But it does do some damage every time.
well now you tell me... :)

if it doesn't get sold any time soon I might check into the details and inspect the motor, but I doubt I'll my damage report will be more detailed than a trained mechanic.

valves, chain, tensioner, and maybe piston segments. most of which just to be sure.
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If you want to part it out these guys will be all over it: http://www.bikersoracle.com/er5/forum/
yay
another user account for a forum I'll visit once :)

thanks for the hint, did not cross my mind to post on a bike specific forum
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