Timing inspection hole plug disappeared from my airhead, is it karma?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by CATPart, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. CATPart

    CATPart Adventurer

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    1976 R90/6

    Went for a ride today and when I returned I noticed the rubber plug was missing from the inspection hole next to my dipstick. I am positive it was there before the ride because I have been looking at it threatening to check the timing on the bike. Anyway I wonder if this plug blowing out could be an indication of a problem of some sort? Crank case ventilation maybe? Maybe its the airhead gods telling me to stop procrastinating and check the timing already?
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  2. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    As often happens with age, they dry out, become brittle, and shrink a little over time. You'll understand some day...
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  3. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Your crankcase isn't behind that plug so don't worry about that. Wine corks fit in there pretty well.
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  4. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    Or maybe it's your bike, telling you that threats are no way to begin a conversation...

    Been there, done that already, eh?. :D

    Red, or white?....
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  5. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    R90/6, timing plug falling out...It's a sign of impending doom I'm afraid. I'm a nice guy so I'll do you a big favour, save you all the hassle and take it off your hands for $500 :evil
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  6. CATPart

    CATPart Adventurer

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    A bunch of comedians on here! haha, thanks guys, I guess it was shrinkage. Actually now I feel stupid because I know very well that the fly wheel is not in the crank case. Maybe it was the wine I uncorked before starting this thread.
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  7. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Then you already have your new 'part'. :lol3

    Enjoy the ride!
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  8. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Was it white or red?





    :lol3
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  9. mykill

    mykill odd

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    I thought you guys only had screw caps and boxes for wine. Yer gittin' all uptown these days with your euro bikes and corked wine!
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  10. CATPart

    CATPart Adventurer

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    Always red, gotta get my antioxidants from somewhere!
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  11. fishkens

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    I love a happy ending. :rofl
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  12. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    I have to admit, I've never bought wine that had a cork :shog It usually has 18% alcohol and came from a gas station. A very efficient way to carry booze on a road trip.
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