Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I refer to my previous post regarding the oil lines running from the base of the motor to the oil cooler at the head. I suggested that this may be a design fault. After pulling the pipes off the bike I had the aluminum pipe welded, cost $20. I have now found other places where the other pipe was rubbing against metal, a crack was being created. I will split rubber pipe and glue it on as protection, plus I will use plastic ties to secure the pipes. I recommend that riders check these pipes before embarking on any lengthy ride. If I had not seen the puddle of oil at home I may well have blown the motor through no fault of mine.