I have searched the sight and can not find a thread, but i am sure there is. What is the capacity in CC's of the FD in the 09 LT. Thanks
Should be ~230 CCs. At least, thats what ole Toad takes during a refill. Now, if you're adding fluid for the first time after a rebuild, it'd be just a tad more.grassman09 said:I have searched the sight and can not find a thread, but i am sure there is. What is the capacity in CC's of the FD in the 09 LT. Thanks
I said that?? Seriously, I don't recall it, but I don't doubt it, either. I suspect what I was saying was that if you read the specs, you need 1.1 quarts of gear oil -- i.e., buy two bottles, but in fact during a typically drain/refill, a single quart has enough oil to fill the LT tranny to the bottom of the filler threads (~.7-.8 qt) with enough left over to fill the final drive to the bottom of the threads of its filler hole (~.2-.3 qt.).RVB1019 said:While changing the oil and FD fluid on the LT using the directions from the ARTICLES section, I decided to double check the measurement in my Clymer's manual.
Clymers recommends 230 ml while Mark Neblett's states "2/10 of a quart" or 189ml. Is this a mistake or am I worrying about nuttin?
gbob said:I have overfilled my FD as CharlieVT stated and it puked some of the extra out and down through the brake rotor area . Not a proud moment as the other riders I was with started the LT FD failure bashing . By the time I limped home with what was thought to be FD failure the puking had almost stopped , lowered the oil level to correct and no more problems in 7500 miles .
I trust / hope I have this situation as well...wa1200lt said:That must have been an INCREDIBLE relief to find the overfill instead of a failed FD.
pozo_izquierdo said:I trust / hope I have this situation as well...
During last winter I installed a new (supposedly 9 miles driven) FD which I bought from Tony (LTparts.com). Now I am travelling in Central Europe with fully loaded bike and I have been pushing on the German autobahns a constant 130 - 140 km/h. During our stop in a small town in Czech Republic I noticed my FD looked pretty oily outside and even the rim and tire were quite messed up with oil remainings.
I opened the fill plug and the oil level was right there on a correct level but the oil was all grey and looked like it had been mixed with water (looked like an emulsion). I turned the rear wheel and listened to the FD with my stetoscope (travels in my fake exhaust pipe... ) and no strange sounds from the FD. The next day we stopped at a Yamaha dealer and I bought some 75-90 W gear oil (synthetic) and changed the oil which I actually should have done some 4500 km ago. The drain plug magnet was covered with soft kind of gunk which I guess is typical for a break in period .Provided hat this really was an undriven FD from a 07 triked LT I guess the first oil change should have been done at 1000 km (600 miles)...
Oh well, we continued to Prague and the my FD oil temperature stayed at moderate 45 deg C during this 140 km but no high speed journey.
Tomorrow we will start again towards North Poland via the German autobahns (830 km) so we will see how the FD behaves on a higher speed.
So I hope this oil on the outside has just been blown from the vent plug and we get home OK.
BTW, this trip has been full of learnings for me, I had my engine serviced by a German K- motor specialist last week en route and I will write a report on that later...
But as a quick teaser: I really got a good lesson in flying brick basics and learned to use ONLY original oil and air filters from now on as my engine was by accident saved from a probable major breakdown...
pozo_izquierdo said:OK; now we have done close to 1000 km with the new oil and all seems to be normal.
On the German autobahn doing a constant 120 - 130 km / h the FD oil temp goes up to about 55 deg C when riding in dry and relatively cool (15 deg C) . But when it rains enough for the FD to get wet the oil temperature cools down easily 30 deg C. The cooling effect of the water evaporating from the FD housing seems to be phenomenal.
Now in Gdynia, Poland and tomorrow just to ride to the harbor (10 minutes away from our hotel) and then 18 hour boat trip to home...
Thanks to all for the encouragement!
Hi Curtis,CharlieVT said:Good news, Ari!
Thanks for the data. We don't have much info regarding FD temps so your info is good stuff. My only problem is, while I think in millimeters better than I do in inches, I have to covert degrees C into degrees F before it makes any real sense to me. Typical Yank.
Enjoy the ride.