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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by tommyvdv, May 30, 2012.
Make sure to put blue Stabil (marine fuel stabalizer) in the tank to prevent the gas from going bad
thanks for the heads up. I'll try to find some.
drained it instead. will store it in the house in a nice dry spot once the gas fumes wear off. should I keep it airtight or open it up so it can breathe? maybe stuff some anti-small-vermin cloth in the opening?
If thats the case then the piston is toast too, and/or the cylinder is not round anymore.
Put oil in the tank and roll the tank around to get oil on EVERY surface or you will just go back to find a rusty tank.
any way to check this and be sure?
If that's the case, the cost of the parts is going to exceed a new engine by a lot.
regular engine oil?
Probably have to remember to clean it out before using it again?
Pretty much whatever you got,remember to turn it every now and then.A quick swish with petrol or metho or whatever should get the worst of it out.
I don't really get that. Revving while you're making a turn?
keeping the engine at a slightly higher idle to allow it to cope with the extra resistance of turning sharply and the occasional bump in the road. slightly higher idle. in this example the bike was idling when it reached its tipping point. she rolled off the gas once she started the losing battle against gravity and physics.
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.
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.
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...
you make a good point
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...
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.
the guy didn't show up, looks like I'm gonna have to start asking for credentials :)