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Old 08-06-2009, 10:05 PM   #1
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cracked pan? need an opinion

hey peeps,

need an opinion. i've been looking at buying a used cbr and have been over to look at it once, rode it once and went to buy it tonight when I had the owner pull off the fairings to make sure there was no damage underneath. I then noticed some sludge (dirt + oil) caked on around the forward bottom quadrant of the stator cover and 1 inch across the engine (transverse away from the gasket).

history: the bike has been down at least once and the left side fairings and stator cover are rashed. I'm wondering is this something to worry about? The oil had to of come from somewhere...? I found oil between a hose and the stator and cleaned it up, cleaned up a bunch of the sludge with a rag, ran the engine until it was good and hot and there was no noticeable drip or liquid build up on the bottom of the stator cover, but again, the oil had to come from somewhere. possibly the bike going down broke the gasket seal? or there is a hairline in the cover/pan. I don't know...

i really want to pick this thing up for a track bike but don't want to get me something that's going to cause problems. oh...current owner (who didn't drop the bike) says he knows nothing about it and first time he's seen the sludge but then he admits he hasn't cleaned his bike very often since owning it.


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may just be the gasket or if oil leaked out of the stator and never cleaned it up mix that with dirt and junk you get the sludge. Clean all off with wd-40 and then run the engine to see if you notice anything leaking cause its hard to tell with all that gunk everywhere
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if the leak is transverse, & located stator cover quadrant the may just be a leaky seal .
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if the leak is transverse, & located stator cover quadrant the may just be a leaky seal .
"may" being the key word. no good after you buy it and find its cracked. i didn't see any oil stains in the garage where he's been keeping the bike but i dunno. think its worth it to take the bike to a mechanic to have it looked at for an hours cost of labour ?
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"may" being the key word. no good after you buy it and find its cracked. i didn't see any oil stains in the garage where he's been keeping the bike but i dunno. think its worth it to take the bike to a mechanic to have it looked at for an hours cost of labour ?
a gasket is a cheap fix if there is no major oil leak i wouldnt back out of buying it
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"may" being the key word. no good after you buy it and find its cracked. i didn't see any oil stains in the garage where he's been keeping the bike but i dunno. think its worth it to take the bike to a mechanic to have it looked at for an hours cost of labour ?
Def. take to a mechanic if your not comfortable w/it . M.U. on the northside & Javi on the south side .
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pans arent all that hard to replace and i wouldnt say they are cheap but they arent all that expensive either (relativly) if you feel good about the bike otherwise and the price is right, i would it up, check it out, and just take care of it if that is the case.
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