sorry for starting a new thread for any issue I get, but I think it’s easier for all of us to get the information we need.
I’ve decided to remove the oilpan from my 84 FE model to clean it out and to check if there is any scrapmetal or whatever in the pan or in the oil strainer. The exhaustsystem came of of pretty easy which was a surprise for me. The removal of the oilpan was no problem as well. What really made me freak out, was what I found in the oilpan: Take a look by yourself:
The nut is a M5 or M6, I didn’t measure it. I’m pretty sure it fell into the engine from the top, because I do not know any place in the engine where such small nuts are used. Am I right? Where else could this come from?
What threatens my much more is the piece of sheetmetal. It broke of on the right side (marker) and is about 15mm wide. On the left side is a little groove (see marker).
These two things literally stuck into the strainer!
Now, I’ve done a little thinking and searching and I am pretty sure this thing comes from this part:
could also be this one:
The groove on the left looks just like the one from the piece from my strainer. The mentioned parts are No.11 & 13 from here:
Now, any advice? Can anyone confirm the origin of this piece of metal? Where else could it come from?
I do not exactly understand where the above parts are mounted in the engine. Can anyone help? How can I check these parts and even more important: Can I replace these parts without removing the engine from the frame? If yes, how? Where are these discribed in the workshop manual?
Without knowing about this problem I hab the engine started before. I didn’t operate it very long, maybe 1 min, but there where no strange sounds or rattling. I nearly do not dare to ask, but what do you thing about operating the engine without replacing the broken part? Please notice that I did ask the lastquestion just in case replacing the faulty part would mean removing and splitting the engine…
By now, I’m quite desperate about this fucker of a bike. I bought it more or less bling and up to now, a lot of bad things came to the surface. Please help! I’m thankful for any hint or advice!
Thank’s a lot guy, this is a great forum and I’m sure I wouldn’t have made it this far with this bitch of a ride without you!!