Gearbox oil

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2strokejohnny
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Gearbox oil

Postby 2strokejohnny » Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm

so i changed all the oil on me bikes and i never usually check the inspection bolt but decided to check the kettle after filling up the recommended 2200 but it isn't coming out the hole,i don't really want to add anymore than 2200 as i measured it out carefully,any thoughts ? 2sj
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Re: Gearbox oil

Postby barney01 » Sun May 19, 2019 6:00 pm

I never use the bolt just measure it in and out. :D
Only time to put more in is after a rebuild.
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Re: Gearbox oil

Postby stevewharton » Sun May 19, 2019 7:09 pm

Hi John, just done mine and put in 2200ml as recommended, however as nothing came out of the level hole when checked I topped it up until oil did start coming out, big mistake and I should've known better.
Next time I went out for a ride oil started leaking past the kickstart shaft oil seal, so I removed the level screw and caught about 200ml in a jar.
So I guess it's just a case of putting the correct amount of oil in and letting it settle. That's 2500ml after a complete strip down and 2200ml after an oil change.
The one good thing is, I now know that a new kickstart shaft seal is needed. :roll:
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".

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Re: Gearbox oil

Postby 2strokejohnny » Sun May 19, 2019 10:26 pm

thanks, don't know why i decided to check oil this way after 11 years !!!
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Re: Gearbox oil

Postby stevewharton » Sun May 19, 2019 11:06 pm

Hey John, I've owned mine 32 years and I still make silly mistakes. :o :roll: :oops:
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".


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