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hi Tedmagnum and friends.

with this 'new' engine from germany, it stills burn engine oil!!! every 5000km we have to top up 2liters.

what is happening???

then it is having hipcups too. when i close the throtter after riding to a stop, i put my feet down, the idling has hipcup. sometimes the hipcups is so great that it cut off my engine. the worst thing is when i bring the bike to any mechnic, i start the bike and it idle, nothing happens. its only after riding then come to a stop, the hipcup happens.

anyone can advise??
The reasons for oil comsumption have been done to death on this thread from the first engine.. You're very unlucky my friend.

The "hickups" could be related to the oil comsumption.

I expect it's too late for a refund on the engine !!

2 Litres in 5000 is incredibly high. As long as there isnt a pool of oil under the bike, then this engine needs stripping down and the piston rings checked and also the valve seals..

Could also be the cylunder head gasket. Check the colour of the coolant in the radiator ! Is it white and frothy or normal ?? If it's contaminated with oil, then most likely the cylinder head gasket..

Sorry mate, looks like this engine is worse than the last one
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The reasons for oil comsumption have been done to death on this thread from the first engine.. You're very unlucky my friend.

The "hickups" could be related to the oil comsumption.

I expect it's too late for a refund on the engine !!

2 Litres in 5000 is incredibly high. As long as there isnt a pool of oil under the bike, then this engine needs stripping down and the piston rings checked and also the valve seals..

Could also be the cylunder head gasket. Check the colour of the coolant in the radiator ! Is it white and frothy or normal ?? If it's contaminated with oil, then most likely the cylinder head gasket..

Sorry mate, looks like this engine is worse than the last one
hi ted,

thanks for the advise all these while. the hipcups happened regardless of the engine oil level. it sounded something had skipped when it is idling.

there isn't any leakage of oil from any gasket or nuts.

i think we just have to keep topping up oil till we get home, then i can tear it apart and look for the proper doctor.

there is no doctor around here. everyone (north america and australia, not to mention east timor and indonesia) is just guessing...

so i will bear with it.

what about the hipcup?

anyone has this experience?
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hi ted,

thanks for the advise all these while. the hipcups happened regardless of the engine oil level. it sounded something had skipped when it is idling.

there isn't any leakage of oil from any gasket or nuts.

i think we just have to keep topping up oil till we get home, then i can tear it apart and look for the proper doctor.

there is no doctor around here. everyone (north america and australia, not to mention east timor and indonesia) is just guessing...

so i will bear with it.

what about the hipcup?

anyone has this experience?
Could be so many things..

Sounds like an airleak.. Are the carbs attached properly ? Also maybe some of the pipes for the airbox and otheres breathers might be lose or put together incorrectly.

As it is a new engine, the guy who installed it might have had to guess where certain pipes went.

Is the air filter nice and clean ????

If the bike runs nicely at speed, then unlikely to be the spark plugs/ignition.

Perhaps there is a carb issue which is another kettle of fish.

Try increasing the idle a little.
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i will try today. BTW, which country are u at now?

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Could be so many things..

Sounds like an airleak.. Are the carbs attached properly ? Also maybe some of the pipes for the airbox and otheres breathers might be lose or put together incorrectly.

As it is a new engine, the guy who installed it might have had to guess where certain pipes went.

Is the air filter nice and clean ????

If the bike runs nicely at speed, then unlikely to be the spark plugs/ignition.

Perhaps there is a carb issue which is another kettle of fish.

Try increasing the idle a little.
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i will try today. BTW, which country are u at now?
Hi, im in the U.K.
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what about the hipcup?

anyone has this experience?
My RD07A gets a hiccup sometimes. It was doing do recently so I looked at the spark plugs. The rear plugs were black and sooty meaning over-fueling due to sticky choke cable. I cleaned and lubed the choke plunger and now it runs okay again. (Bike is 1996, 100,000km)
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My RD07A gets a hiccup sometimes. It was doing do recently so I looked at the spark plugs. The rear plugs were black and sooty meaning over-fueling due to sticky choke cable. I cleaned and lubed the choke plunger and now it runs okay again. (Bike is 1996, 100,000km)
hi Mate:

i can only access to the rear cyclinder 2 spark plug. i changed them myself. the old spark plug had some white powder on it.

any clue?

also the choke plunger: it had been cut by the chain while i place it very near to it causing leakage. i tried to shorten it and seal it. does the length of this tube make any contribution?

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The speedo cable broke 5 months ago when we were in Canada. As there wasnt any XRV in Canada, the bike shop used a Honda 1984 Goldwing cable for my bike and it worked till last week, the metal cable inside broke.

does anyone knows what kind of cable is it compatiable to? i am in australia now.
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