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    Yes it spilled out the breather, sprayed down the shock and rear wheel.
    Carburetted bike, so closest what comes to mind is flooded carbs.
    I did flush the system several times, but as you said i'll guess the petrol dried out bearings and the engine lasted only 50 ish km after that.
    This was allso my oldest engine with the most km (modified Bifaro engine, 750 twin with a kickstarter)
    But as everything, it's only mechanics, i will rebuild this one as well when i got the spare time, for now the Amazonas have all my attention where i need to take care of the awfull noise from starting the bloody thing, guess it's one of two, Z25 or sprag clutch.

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    Reminds me of when my wife got her first car. She decided to "top the oil up" at a local garage and finally called me to ask how much it should take after buying two gallons of 20/50. "Don't touch a thing.....don't try to start it" I said before shooting round there. There's nothing like lying on a garage forecourt draining 6 pints of oil out of an engine to draw abuse.
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    Reminds me of when my dad checked the water level in the radiator of my sister's mini. Not being used to cars with transverse engines, he mistook the rocker cover for the radiator and proceeded to fill the engine with water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket View Post
    Reminds me of when my dad checked the water level in the radiator of my sister's mini. Not being used to cars with transverse engines, he mistook the rocker cover for the radiator and proceeded to fill the engine with water.
    Did you ever read "Sun On The Stubble" by Colin Thiele?
    Cracking read.
    One chapter is about the family buying it's first car. The manual said to drain the oil at 1000 miles. It didn't mention filling it again ........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engenia View Post
    Did you ever read "Sun On The Stubble" by Colin Thiele?
    I hadn't heard of the book. I'll see if I can get my hands on a copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket View Post
    I hadn't heard of the book. I'll see if I can get my hands on a copy.
    We studied it in high school. Its a cracking read, and growing up on the outskirts of the Barossa, I could see the "characters" all around me!
    You would have heard of "Storm Boy". Probably Thiele's most famous novel.
    His best though, I reckon was "Labourers In The Vineyard". I need to pick it up again to see if it still rates after 40 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket View Post
    I hadn't heard of the book. I'll see if I can get my hands on a copy.

    You can get it on Kindle for about £3.00 or a hard copy for about a tenner plus post.

    "dad drains the oil"

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    I picked it up from Amazon as an ebook for $5 last night.
    It's not the best book to fall to sleep by. The first chapter had me laughing too much.
    hooroo, Errol www.engenia.com.au [139,200 km - and counting .....]

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