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Old 04-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Post Motor flush procedure

I've been curious, what is the professional procedure of flushing a motor? I'm wondering if it's something I can do myself or leave it to a shop. If I do take it to a shop, how much should I be looking to spend? Sponsors can feel free to PM me pricing as well. Motor is off bike.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
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Bits of magnet and other metal
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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Kawasaki's flawed 04 10R generator
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Back story is that my generator failed, magnets touched, and went everywhere. So I replaced the generator, cleaned out the oil pan, and flushed the motor with Marvel Mystery oil. I got the bike running again and 500 or so miles later BOOM I throw a rod going 80 mph down the freeway with no early warning, indication, oil light, nothing. So I bought a replacement motor for cheap that had a generator failure also. So I'm back to where I was but would like to do it right/better this time. I can only assume that the thrown rod had something to do with the engine not being properly flushed or not flushed good enough. I'm not sure, but I don't want to take that chance again.

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Oh man if the new motor had the same trouble while running there could already be parts in the system.
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So flush was not the right word, but I had planned on having to break down the motor and have it cleaned out and internals inspected. I'm surprised no one could just give me a simple answer to my question. I suppose I could have just called around to some shops but figured I'd ask here so I could hear different opinions/solutions on the matter. Anyways, I talked to a friend and made a game plan so I think I have my answer. Thanks anyways MH community
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I think that your best bet

the only way to be sure there nothing left is to completely disassemble the motor inspect and clean everything, while your in there might aswell replace all the bearings and seals
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I think that your best bet

the only way to be sure there nothing left is to completely disassemble the motor inspect and clean everything, while your in there might aswell replace all the bearings and seals
+1, flushing it out was never an option imo
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