Hopefully my hits and misses can help the next newbie, so I'm bringing in my issues, which started on my introduction page. I've had my first consultation with Dr.Bolens and was attended by JDBrian during my first panic attack. Before I get elbow deep and over my head I'm gonna open this up to get my range of treatment options and proceed with a solid game plan. My mechanical skill is limited, so I'm looking for the best straight forward approach. Let's try not to bust a gut too much here, people...
Paging Dr.B., or any attending...
"this just in", while trying to get the 650 running I encountered a few "issues" ; one being the occasional backfire,not seeming to strange based on not knowing when some one last tried to revive the patient, managed to keep it running for a while minus the flames
shooting when I observed discharge of what appears to be oil coming from the mysterious rubber tube pictured.
I shut her down and came a' running for GTT assistance...How much poo have I stepped into?
Welcome! That's the crankcase breather. It vents fumes from the crankcase and sometimes oil. It could be a problem with the breather itself. There is a baffle of sorts and a filter in most of these and if the filter is worn out or the breather assembly is put together wrong you can get oil coming out the tube. It also could be from the engine being overfilled with oil. And last but more serious it could be blowby from combustion which is pressurizing the crankcase and forcing oil out the tube. This means you may need to replace the rings or do more serious internal work to the engine.
Thank you x3.
I'll hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Today was the first I noticed this issue and I did change the oil a few days ago. haven't had it running much nor have I taken that famous first ride, I'll take it slow and do my studies before doing more damage than good. Not pocket ready or willing to take it to a formal shop yet and I think I should know as much as I can anyway.
Glad to be in the company of those who've seen action as well as inaction with these...Did not get much info from the seller as they
reported to have found it in a barn where it sat for who knows how long (+?-.) Probably done feelin' her up for today,
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Hopefully it won't get to this point...