Oil Strainer Colapse (prevention) - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Engine / Exhaust / Cooling
\ From the radiator, through the case and out
the exhaust. If it has to do with the cooling,
engine or exhaust, discuss it here!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
EDALBRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Surrey, England.
Posts: 328
iTrader: (0)
 
Oil Strainer Colapse (prevention)

A PROBLEM I FOUND IN THE EARLY 90's WAS THAT THE OIL STRAINER (GAUZE TUBE) WOULD COLAPSE AND RESTRICT OIL FLOW, OR COLAPSE AND RIPE OFF THEREFOR NOT PROTECTING THE OIL PUMP,CAUSE SEAMED TO BE COLD OIL OR CLOGGING FROM PARTICALS OF GASKET PASTE,BEARING WEAR,CAMCHAIN GUIDE WEAR THE USUAL.
I FOUND THAT EVEN WITH A WELL RUN IN ENGINE AFTER MANY OIL CHANGES USING THE RIGHT OIL THIS COULD STILL HAPPEN.
I NOW USE A COMPRESSION SPRING INSIDE THE OIL STRAINER SAME DIAMETER AS INTERNAL OF GAUZE ABOUT 3/4"(17mm) AND ABOUT 3"(75mm) LONG, I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM AGAIN.
HOPE THIS IS USEFUL TO SOMBODY.

BEST OF HEALTH AND HAPPYNESS
EDALBRIS

1952 NORTON (MODEL ONE) 'BIG 4'
1955 NORTON DOMINATOR 88/99 CAFE RACER
1981 KAWASAKI Z1000ST SHAFT
1988 KAWASAKI VN750 (UK) HARDTAIL + 5"
1988 KAWASAKI VULCAN 750 (US)

ALL TIME WISHLIST BIKES
1939 BROUGH SUPERIOR SS100 GRAND ALPINE SPORT
ANY 1940ish NORTON WITH CS1 ENGINE
A RIDE ON A NORTON NEMISIS 'A'
NEVER HAD A CAR LICENCE AND HOPFULLY NEVER WILL

Last edited by EDALBRIS; 11-24-2006 at 12:37 PM.
EDALBRIS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 08:16 AM
and the Adventure Cycle
 
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
   
Good tip Edalbris !
I'll have to do that on my next oil change.
I totally forgot to look at the strainer at my last oil change.


AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC


"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown
hyperbuzzin is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 08:44 AM
Search Goddess
 
Dianna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Conway, AR
Posts: 2,002
iTrader: (2)
     
Because of their delicate nature it is suggested to replace them every 20,000 iles or so. Your solution may prolong that.
P.S. I have a few extras available in the parts dept. for $6 plus shipping

Dianna
Conway, AR
Patriot Guard Rider
2000 VN750 Sere (Serendipity)
1990 GL1500 (Ole Blue)
1986 VN750 EVie (project bike, heavy custom)
VROC # 11628 / 25000-H
ARVROC # 12 Coordinator and Crowd Control
OKVROC # 18 (H)
TNVROC # 45 (H)
Dianna is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
EDALBRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Surrey, England.
Posts: 328
iTrader: (0)
 
I Still Replace It At The Same Milage It Just Prevents Any Mishaps

BEST OF HEALTH AND HAPPYNESS
EDALBRIS

1952 NORTON (MODEL ONE) 'BIG 4'
1955 NORTON DOMINATOR 88/99 CAFE RACER
1981 KAWASAKI Z1000ST SHAFT
1988 KAWASAKI VN750 (UK) HARDTAIL + 5"
1988 KAWASAKI VULCAN 750 (US)

ALL TIME WISHLIST BIKES
1939 BROUGH SUPERIOR SS100 GRAND ALPINE SPORT
ANY 1940ish NORTON WITH CS1 ENGINE
A RIDE ON A NORTON NEMISIS 'A'
NEVER HAD A CAR LICENCE AND HOPFULLY NEVER WILL
EDALBRIS is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 11:05 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 699
iTrader: (1)
 
wow 20,000 miles...mine only lasted 1,000...oh wait thats right dumb me stepped on it when I was doing the tear down
TrashLord is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2006, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
EDALBRIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Surrey, England.
Posts: 328
iTrader: (0)
 
A Point To Remember Is They Fail Like A Beer Can, If They Are Perfectly Round And Straight They Are Much Harder To Colapse, If They Are Bent Or Have A Dent In Them They Colapse Realy Easily.
So If Your Not Fitting A Spring Inside Be Very Carful Not To Distort Them In Any Way.

BEST OF HEALTH AND HAPPYNESS
EDALBRIS

1952 NORTON (MODEL ONE) 'BIG 4'
1955 NORTON DOMINATOR 88/99 CAFE RACER
1981 KAWASAKI Z1000ST SHAFT
1988 KAWASAKI VN750 (UK) HARDTAIL + 5"
1988 KAWASAKI VULCAN 750 (US)

ALL TIME WISHLIST BIKES
1939 BROUGH SUPERIOR SS100 GRAND ALPINE SPORT
ANY 1940ish NORTON WITH CS1 ENGINE
A RIDE ON A NORTON NEMISIS 'A'
NEVER HAD A CAR LICENCE AND HOPFULLY NEVER WILL
EDALBRIS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome