On the subject of oil leaks

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On the subject of oil leaks

Postby spookefoote1956 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:10 am

The Beast has always had a constant loss system from the oil send and returns going into the crankcases. There is now no shortage of SAE 40 on the Isle of Man. I think she's just nervous and slightly incontinent. Are there meant to be olives on the pipes or does anyone have any workable solutions for her tena moments?

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Re: On the subject of oil leaks

Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:45 pm

The bikes are about 60 years old. The need for grinding valve seats, replacing valve and seats has been done constantly. I have never read of the need to replace Olives and make good their seats. I grind mine to seat clean also head and barrel. Same as done to valves

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