Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Re: Indications of impending FD failure
Hmmm..... well.... I cleaned up the oil of the FD. I popped the breather off on the top and cleaned it up (appeared to have leaked possibly from that??) and popped it back on so the hole is facing outward.
Changed the engine oil and lowered the level to 1/4 up the window (I find this helps vs any higher on smoky sidestand starts) and I drained and refilled the FD oil.
Rode to work this morning... no leak. WEIRD!
I dropped my FD off at www.shailsmotorcycles.com
in fall of 2014. My bike sat in pieces until mid-June last month. Put 875kms on it with a
on my face. Move it outta my workshop to fix my truck's steering box and I notice the FD is leaking oil all over the brake caliper.
Not sure I have any recourse, sent them an email. The FD sat in a box after rebuild for 3yrs+. DOH!!!!
Everything I've got is freakin broken... I need a beer. #[email protected]
2001 K1200LT mods incl 300w 10" subwoofer rear box, Clarion marine stereo, HID low beam, clear front signals w/led lighting, Motolights fork spotlights, LED taillight bulbs. Got it bent from accident PO and replaced rear subframe and other bits.
1994 Suzuki Intruder 1400 custom bars, corbin seat, HID headlight, LED tail, 6sigma jet kit, cobra exhaust, HD clutch springs. Rescued from rotting under a tree.
2004 Suzuki SV1000S double bubble windscreen, Yoshimura RS3 pipes no baffle, frame sliders, Michelin pilot powers, LED signals. This is Humpty Dumpty... when she falls over (crash) I fix her up again. Rebuilt from writeoff PO crashed. Complete front fairing and rear subrame rebuild.
2007 Suzuki SV650 naked with yoshimura RS3 exhaust, frame sliders. This is the wife's bike.
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