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Hi Brian, ok cool, I will do that I checked the primary, and it was not overfull. After a bunch of kicking, about a quart came out of the vent hose, so I put about that much back in the bag. the oil was so low in the tank, I was afraid to run it without adding some. Then I ran it for about ten minutes while oil kept slobbering out. how long does it take for the all the oil to get out of the crankcase?
It can take awhile to clear. It all depends on your rpm. Point is, this "problem" has been around for decades. Run her, check the level after a few minutes and don't worry. These bikes pump,a lot less oil then most people realize.
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It can take awhile to clear. It all depends on your rpm. Point is, this "problem" has been around for decades. Run her, check the level after a few minutes and don't worry. These bikes pump,a lot less oil then most people realize.
Thanks for the info, I'll just carefully monitor it.
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