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post #1 of 13 Old 02-22-2011, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Cleaning the oil screen

This is an easy job, perfect for a midwinter project. The oil screen is under the clutch case and catches big chunks of stuff. Mostly it seems to catch the crap that is a result of the initial engine assembly. Most folks report finding at least some junk behind the screen, so it's probably worthwhile to go ahead and get it out of there.



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Cool. I'll give that a shot when I decide to mount the Thermo-Bob (after I finally buy one that is)

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Thank you. You did a great job of demystifying that. The best oil in world, changed frequently, won't do much good if it can't flow.

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Thank you. You did a great job of demystifying that. The best oil in world, changed frequently, won't do much good if it can't flow.
Did it mostly to practice the video thing - preparation for the 685 rebuild. I have to learn video editing and how to upload better quality vids, I think.

The whole thing took less than an hour, including the video operation.

Had there been the usual junk in the way it might have been an hour and a half job.

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How many beers does this require??

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I went through three cups of joe, so it's probably only a one beer job.

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Thanks for the video assistance. I have been wanting to do this and was thinking it was a bit out of my comfort zone (probably is). But I think that I'll try it anyway- you say one beer? I have a kegerator in my garage now- should be cake. Thanks for the help!

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Thanks, very helpful info. One question, how many miles were on the bike when you did the video?
It appears that most of the junk that you found were from the original assembly. I only have 500 miles before the snow hit, and am thinking of doing this procedure before the riding season.

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...One question, how many miles were on the bike when you did the video? ...
19,300. It was all original assembly stuff, as far as I could tell.

I'd be scared poopless if the engine started shedding junk big enough to be caught by that screen....

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