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little_a_o

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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2007, 03:03:37 PM »
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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2007, 05:16:25 PM »
Be sure you are running your oil level between the L and the H and not all of the way full. You MAY find that running it slightly lower will end the consumption  - or not

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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil!)
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2007, 05:29:43 PM »
1500 Mile report

1) starts and runs great.

2) Ref: Oil loss thread earlier reported:

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,175.msg2545.html#new

As reported in the above link I thought I had solved this problem by re-torquing the head.  Unfortunately,  after returning from a most recent 120 mile ride at 70 to 75 mph I had to add 1/2 a pint.

Running at 70-75 for that distance on machine with only 1500 miles I would be surprised if it didn't use at least half a pint.  Slow down to a more reasonable 50-55 and see if your oil consumption doesn't improve.
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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2007, 03:30:21 PM »
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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil!)
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2007, 07:54:46 PM »

Running at 70-75 for that distance on machine with only 1500 miles I would be surprised if it didn't use at least half a pint.  Slow down to a more reasonable 50-55 and see if your oil consumption doesn't improve.

Yep,  I read the oil level suggestion somewhere else on the board and I did do just that.

Might you have an idea when its a good time (miles) to run it up to 70 or 75?

I still have the one vent line plugged as I received the machine from dealer;  is it possible that this could be contributing to the extra oil leaking?



I would only go up to 70 for a very short burst and then back it down.  From what I have seen and read running at sustained max speeds the engine is sure to blow, they just aren't made for that kind of work.
Are you getting oil showing up someplace, rear wheel, around the cylinder head or is it just dissapearing?  Have you asked the dealer about the plugged vent line or the excess oil use?
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« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2007, 10:50:48 PM »
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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2007, 03:34:36 AM »
I wish I could say it was from one specific place, but its seems to be everywhere.  Oil can be found on the fins, pushrod cover, timing case, etc.. - it of course gets blow back onto tool chest and right pannier.  Some oil is sprayed on left pannier by not as much as the right side.

I guess I'll hold off switching to synthetic until I get this squared away.

In the mean time I'm going to enjoy it.

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Well it sure sounds nice anyway.  From what you disscribe I would say you have a head gasket leak.
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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2007, 12:40:04 PM »

Well it sure sounds nice anyway.  From what you disscribe I would say you have a head gasket leak.

I agree.

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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2007, 05:53:20 PM »
I wish I could say it was from one specific place, but its seems to be everywhere.  Oil can be found on the fins, pushrod cover, timing case, etc.. - it of course gets blow back onto tool chest and right pannier.  Some oil is sprayed on left pannier by not as much as the right side.

I guess I'll hold off switching to synthetic until I get this squared away.

In the mean time I'm going to enjoy it.




Have you tried re-torquing the head to see if that would stop the gasket leak?
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« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2007, 07:16:19 PM »
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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2007, 01:11:15 AM »
Bout all I can say about the trannys is to break them and adjust the clutch while doing it.  The bike wasn't meant to speed shift so slow and delibrate is the way to go.  Blipping the throtle helps on downshifting and using a mix of 90wt and the grease thats already installed helps.   Patience is needed.........dg

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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2007, 11:33:43 PM »
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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #42 on: October 08, 2007, 04:48:30 PM »
On a hot day (80F +) and going on a day trip of about 100 miles, my Sixty-5 uses several ounces of oil.  No more than 60 MPH indicated.

It is broken in correctly so I'm assuming this is my bike's individual usage.  And there are no leaks or oil spots on the floor when parked.

I think having a plugged breather system would force more oil past the rings because of too high crankcase pressure.  The factory engineering is best not altered unless one is doing major modifications - this brings out the motorcycle gremlins big time.

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« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2007, 07:01:53 PM »
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Re: '06 Military (Discovered Oil)
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2007, 07:16:17 PM »
When judging the amount of oil you are using be sure that you are not compulsively filling it up to the H mark each time you check. If these bikes are the slightest bit overfilled they will use oil. The proper procedure to check the oil on your bike is to run it for a couple of minutes and then shut it off. Remove and clean the dip[stick and then reinsert if and SCREW IT ALL OF THE WAY BACK IN. Then remove it again and check the level. Run them between the L and the H, not all of the way up to the H. Running them hard will cause them to use more oil. I would not consider your reported speeds as running it hard assuming it is a broken in bike (which I understand that it is). A plugged breather system can cause this and it is easily fixed by blowing out the lines. Another place to check is to make sure that oil hasn't gotten into your air filter.