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How do you take the cams out without loosening all the push rods???
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I took the push rods out
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were you able to tell what caused the oil pump to fail?, Like Hopper said your pinion shaft may have sheared the key, if so the oil gallery for the crankpin won't be lined up, maybe you could get someone that has their engine apart to get the timing line centered in the hole and take a pic to see where the pinion gear mark is positioned.
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It looked liked the pump itself was the problem, seen no unusual marks or anything inside the case, just got the bike to start 20 mins ago for about 15 seconds and then it died and couldnt get it going again.
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is the accelerator pump working? are your plugs fouled? have you done a compression test? if that bike was running when the pump failed you might have bigger problems.
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is the accelerator pump working? are your plugs fouled? have you done a compression test? if that bike was running when the pump failed you might have bigger problems.
Plugs arent fouled, dont know what an accelerator pump is? Im new at this just trying to learn, the pump didnt work when i first fired it up after rebuild, i got it to start a few times but it wouldnt run for more than 10-15 seconds, cant figure it out, it sounds fine for no longer than it runs. Im lost.
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remove the air cleaner, when you twist the throttle you should see fuel squirt down the throat of the carb, not sure which carb you have but I'm assuming it's a keihin butterfly, if you see fuel squirt do it a few times and try to fire it up while watching the oil pressure light, the bike should try to start and hopefully you see that light go out, if it doesn't I wouldn't run it.
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If the bike fires even for just a few seconds and you see the oil light go out you need to rebuild your carburetor.
Iron mick has an awesome tutorial for your carb, I think this is it.
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/s...d.php?t=185361
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Plugs arent fouled, dont know what an accelerator pump is? Im new at this just trying to learn, the pump didnt work when i first fired it up after rebuild, i got it to start a few times but it wouldnt run for more than 10-15 seconds, cant figure it out, it sounds fine for no longer than it runs. Im lost.
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Ok, its a super e carb, yes it squirts fuel fine, it is pumping oil now with the new oil pump(dont have an oil light yet). Like i say after the top end it ran fine, i didnt take it on the road or anything, i seen it wasnt pumping oil immediately. So i didnt run it long. Took the old oil pump out, toor the cam cover off to check all the teeth and make sure everything else was fine. Reinstalled cams. And thats where im at.
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