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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2008, 6:37 pm Thread Starter
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Me and my butter finger I was checking oil level from underneagh the seat I don;t know what happened but the little plastic filter fell in , called the dealer here in Canada does not believe me, do you think I can still ride the bike till I get it looked after, plese give me advice,
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2008, 7:28 pm
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Me and my butter finger I was checking oil level from underneagh the seat I don;t know what happened but the little plastic filter fell in , called the dealer here in Canada does not believe me, do you think I can still ride the bike till I get it looked after, plese give me advice,
Can you get the filter out with needle nose?

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 7th, 2008, 8:46 pm
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That little plastic basket ball hoop looking thingy? Yes, ride it. Shouldn't hurt anything. How the hell did you manage that though? It shouldn't fit through the hole?

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I have seen a few posts of people doing the same thing, some fish it out with long nose pliers out and some ride it. You could drain the tank, pull it up to the opening with a coat hanger, and then grab it with long nose pliers. If it was mine, I would want it out of there. My concern would be that it could get sucked into that large hose at the bottom of the tank. It may be to big to go into that hose, but every time I cranked the bike I would think about that damn basket.

This is the first time that I have heard of it happening when checking the oil, it usually happens when a funnel is placed in the oil tank opening and then bumped with the oil bottle. There have been a few owners that have totally removed the basket, but I can't figure out how to remove it, without taking a chance of it going to the bottom.

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There have been a few owners that have totally removed the basket, but I can't figure out how to remove it, without taking a chance of it going to the bottom.
If you gently pull up on the basket you'll see three fingers that need to be depressed to remove it. Break the fingers off and set it back down. I remove it for oil changes, the oil goes in much faster without fear of overflow.

My next thought is, "How the hell did the basket go down into the oil tank?"

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2008, 3:06 pm Thread Starter
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ahhh

hell do I know but this morning went to bwm Canada they were great to my surprise, took one look,and said they would replace the tank, now I told them to rip that piece out before they put it back together, they also said that it was safe to ride with it in,thats when I told them to give it to me on paper, not, buy the way I am the first to ever report this anywhere, now need to wait for the piece to come from the mother land,
I want to say thanks too all the people that responed, so next time you check the oil think of me,
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