Transmission full of gas, DR125

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  1. Irish John

    Irish John Been here awhile

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    My lovely girlfriend, left the vacum petcock on your DR125 in the prime position. As a result, the airbox and transmission filled up with gas...

    It wasn't started in this condition, luckily, and I've drained the gas out of the engine. Anything else I need to do before refilling it with oil?
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Clean the carb so it doesn't happen again, the float needle has junk in it.
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  3. stumpy-ktm

    stumpy-ktm Adventurer

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    hi , imho you have done everything right drain all gas and old oil out , refill with good oil , start that sucker right up , if its going to hydraulic and break ...it will do it quickly .... but it wont , it will be fine , now , go kiss your girlfriend and tell her its ok .....you love working on her bike ..
    cheers
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  4. Irish John

    Irish John Been here awhile

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    Thanks everyone, my girlfriend says thanks as well.
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  5. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Remove the spark plug and crank it over in case the cylinder is full of gas. Suk petcocks are shit, had three of them do this in the run/on postion. Get a manual one from a Yamy TTR, fits right on and works as long as you remember to turn it off.:lol3
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  6. ping

    ping Been here awhile

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    After you drain the engine oil , leave the oil drain bolt off and I would pour in oil to remove any hidden gas,
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  7. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    That's not necessary... as long as the OP got a decent drain on the contaminated oil (which drained better than normal due to its' dilution), the first time it runs long enough to get fully warmed up, what little gas might be remaining will evaporate and go out the breather pipe.
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