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04-22-2011 04:12 PM
bigbluezuk
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Originally Posted by wib714 View Post
not a stupid question if you didnt know. could have been screwed if you filled it with oil without asking!
Welcome to the forum!
In the south Ive heard that referred to as:

"Water in yer' earl and earl in yer' water"
04-22-2011 10:29 AM
flitecontrol If the engine has been run, the oil needs to be changed after a length of time, even if it hasn't had enough miles put on it to trigger an oil change.
04-21-2011 11:20 PM
clock152 if your not sure.. I would say put some Seafoam in the crank case run it for a few miles.. change the oil.. drain and flush the coolent and then refill it....sounds like your fine but why chance it.. it wont hurt!
04-21-2011 11:07 PM
JM2001
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Originally Posted by ryanmitchy View Post
1st yr i got it i had a service and got the oil change, last yr i didnt change the oil which is pretty stupid of me but i only had the bike out the 1st yr i had it for maybe 400 kms so i didnt think it was that big of deal and i just change it this yr with a new filter and oil. For some weird reason i never seen the oil on the left side of the bike and just noticed it today and thought how weird i never noticed maybe i F*ed up.

Wouldnt putting oil in the anti freeze destroy the bike and cause it not to work? cause the bike works perfectly maybe a carb clean but thats it?
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04-21-2011 10:36 PM
ryanmitchy 1st yr i got it i had a service and got the oil change, last yr i didnt change the oil which is pretty stupid of me but i only had the bike out the 1st yr i had it for maybe 400 kms so i didnt think it was that big of deal and i just change it this yr with a new filter and oil. For some weird reason i never seen the oil on the left side of the bike and just noticed it today and thought how weird i never noticed maybe i F*ed up.

Wouldnt putting oil in the anti freeze destroy the bike and cause it not to work? cause the bike works perfectly maybe a carb clean but thats it?
04-21-2011 09:39 PM
flitecontrol That begs the question, when did you change the oil last, and do you know how to do it? If not, we can help.
04-21-2011 09:35 PM
ryanmitchy Im gonna get a tested and see if thats the case., im hoping i didnt and i think im 80% sure i didnt add oil to it but its worth the test. Thanks for the help
04-21-2011 06:22 PM
RakerBill There is no such thing as a stupid question unless it isn't asked. If you did add oil to the tank, you can pull the tank off and clean it. There is a good chance that the oil never reached the coolant system because the hose is pretty long and it would take quite a bit to get to the cooling system. It's pretty easy to get to the hose to flush it if you have to.
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04-21-2011 06:18 PM
OlHossCanada Get a coolant tester and suck some liquid out of that overflow bottle.
Check it to see if there is oil in the coolant.

If there is, I would get a coolant system flush kit from an auto parts store to use after draining the old coolant.

Any antifreeze compatible with an aluminum engine should be fine.
The green colored coolant is easier to read the level in the coolant overflow bottle sight slot than the yellow stuff is.
04-21-2011 05:57 PM
JM2001
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Originally Posted by ryanmitchy View Post
haha., i dont know if i actually did this but i think i might have put some oil in before. I could be wrong but i damn sure i hope im wrong. If i did it would of been like last summer and ive driven it for a whole summer so im hoping i didnt and if i did it didnt screw anything up.
Next Quest. What kind of anti freeze should i add? is there a motorcycle kind or just reg anti freeze works?
Regular antifreeze sold at auto parts places and Walmart are fine. Just read the label. It must say " formulated for use in aluminum engines " or something like that. I hope you didn't add oil also.
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