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zecatfish 3 Mar 2008 00:31

XT550 new owner a few questions...
 
Hello,
Just got an XT550 last night, its been sitting for a few years in storage. Not good I know but it was cheap.
Its blowing oil into the airbox and out the pipe, I seen where someone else mentioned that if it was to full this would happen.
How much oil does the thing hold? Since its got an oil tank in the frame what is involved in changing it? I got it started today and it ran semi-ok needs carb cleaned besides blowing oil everywhere.
Thanks
Terry

zecatfish 4 Mar 2008 00:50

Ok got the blowing oil straightened out, it had 2 gallons of oil/gas mixture in the crankcase:(
No more smoking, :thumbup1:
How much oil does these things hold?
When changing the oil, how do you get the oil out of the tank in the frame?

Yobbo 5 Mar 2008 04:17

If you like,I have a manual in PDF I could email to you.
Part 1 is 206mb and part 2 is 105mb,that's not too big to send to you?
If thats ok,leave your email addy and I'll send it.

Noah M 1 Feb 2009 00:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yobbo (Post 178075)
If you like,I have a manual in PDF I could email to you.
Part 1 is 206mb and part 2 is 105mb,that's not too big to send to you?
If thats ok,leave your email addy and I'll send it.

too bad that is one huge file..would love to have it!

Lamin Sambou 5 Feb 2009 14:02

Oil level
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zecatfish (Post 177873)
Ok got the blowing oil straightened out, it had 2 gallons of oil/gas mixture in the crankcase:(
No more smoking, :thumbup1:
How much oil does these things hold?
When changing the oil, how do you get the oil out of the tank in the frame?

Hi Terry,

there should be a dipstick on the oil filler cap to show correct level

I can't remember the routine for getting all the oil drained but seem to remember an extra drain plug at the bottom of the front downtube of the frame.

heres my old one, back in the good old days of the Dhakla convoys

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_aJzSBN66Sc0/SE...nouadhibou.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_aJzSBN66Sc0/SE...0/desert96.jpg


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