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Old 11-24-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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Getting it back!

I swear I take it in for an oil leak, a week 1/2 later they tell me they can't find anything lol

thats sucks I'm picking it up tomorrow
I need to know anyother options for baffles Its hard to find them...I need custom baffles not Stockers
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Dude, your lucky, I went 2000 miles without an oil change on a brand new bike. I bring it to the shop and they give me the ok to drop it off. Next thing i hear, they whole engine has to be replaced, sounds simple right. Well, they told me on the first week that the engine needed replacing, the week after that the motor had to come in, then they are taking another week to install it. I missed out on soo much due to them b@st@rds! Bright side too it, everything is under warranty, all free, expect the service...
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Did yo see where it was leaking?

They may have just cleaned the engine off and idled it for a while each day, awaiting to see a leak. Leaks can form faster by riding it, heating/cooling cycles etc.

Make sure they clean it well before you pick it up. That way if it does infact leak again they can follow the oil tracks.
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What brand of turn outs do you have on your bike?

I just remember they were loud as .
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Did yo see where it was leaking?

They may have just cleaned the engine off and idled it for a while each day, awaiting to see a leak. Leaks can form faster by riding it, heating/cooling cycles etc.

Make sure they clean it well before you pick it up. That way if it does infact leak again they can follow the oil tracks.
We cleaned it off and did the baby powder trick. No oil leak found, he also failed to tell you that it only does it when he is riding wheelies. That is a problem we can not duplicate.
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What brand of turn outs do you have on your bike?

I just remember they were loud as .
Brand? They are just str8 pipes, he is probably hurting the motor more then he is helping it, no back pressure.
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I can walk one of a wheelie on my SV 1k, but think I might get in trouble doing it on a customers bike, lol. Plus I think I would go deaf holding the rpms on that thing.
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I hear ya... lol...

had a customer w an E39 M5 complaining of his clutch slipping. I drove it normally giving it gas and didn't experience anything wrong.

well the customer wanted to drive it with me, I said no, period. The shop foreman agreed and went with him, well the owner was hitting over a hundred on the feeder and upwards of 140 when on the freeway in traffic. lol.

everytime I get a 'vibration at 80' I turn it away until the customer is called and told we will do our best to find a vibration at legal freeway speeds lol
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I hear ya... lol...

had a customer w an E39 M5 complaining of his clutch slipping. I drove it normally giving it gas and didn't experience anything wrong.

well the customer wanted to drive it with me, I said no, period. The shop foreman agreed and went with him, well the owner was hitting over a hundred on the feeder and upwards of 140 when on the freeway in traffic. lol.

everytime I get a 'vibration at 80' I turn it away until the customer is called and told we will do our best to find a vibration at legal freeway speeds lol
we get that one too customers, say my bike vibrates over 100. I am like so what am I suppose to do. My favorite is my bike only goes 150 now it use to 160 or 170.
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I hadn't thought about that... bikers do ride faster then most cars...

hats off to you all for all that stuff you have to sift through lol
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hey thanks for the help up there at stubbs, Yeah The turn downs are just self made 2" tubing turn down.... although I have baffles coming within the week or maybe monday next week.

Should help alittle with the back pressure.Yeah I know I can't expect to be the first priority .... just waiting sucks ya know, I know they are doing their jobs and are very good at it most of the time lol

Hey do you think the baffles with a little different turndown style should help with the back pressure?
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Turn downs down direction or increasing a radius wont effect backpressure too much.

Resistance to flow or restriction causes backpressure. Most A/M mufflers have a straight through design w the drilled tubes/packing to absorb pulses; and it actually creates a restriction for the pulses and makes its own backpressure.

On a cold morning I can still see pulses coming out of the exhaust. A flap baffle is a restriction and will increase backpressure.
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UMM, this may be useless, but I had a buddy who experienced oil leaks when riding wheelies on his TL1000. Suzuki told him there is an overflow or something like that and when the bike is suspended for long periods of time in that position (front wheel in the sky) that it will leak. Did you inform the shop it happens only when riding wheelies? LOL!
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You can also use UV oil dye.
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yes, its due to the "vented block design" I wasn't aware of it. I still have the "rod knock" noise it makes from the clutch basket..

thanks for the tip Cali...I have baffles coming from J&P Cycles
I can't wait to install them
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And when the family/boss at work starts getting naggy again...

take the baffles off and the ringing wont go away until a good 3 hrs after your ride.


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lol alright man maybe i'll see you next HAK meet or ASI
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