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  1. Engine Discussion
    Head gasket is leaking and the leak is accelerating to the point where I can't ignore it any more. Maybe the gasket between the cylinder and the crankcase, too. I want to replace those, and I figure if I start pulling gaskets off I gotta put all new ones in when I put it back together. I do have...
  2. Engine Discussion
    I'm gonna start off by apologizing, because I'm completely new here, and to this bike, and I'm probably gonna sound like a big dumbass, but the other day I walked outside to an unusual smell. Bike had been sitting unridden for close to a week, and there was now some new... residue under it, and...
  3. Engine Discussion
    I'm gonna start off by apologizing, because I'm completely new here, and to this bike, and I'm probably gonna sound like a big dumbass, but the other day I walked outside to an unusual smell. Bike had been sitting unridden for close to a week, and there was now some new... residue under it, and...
  4. Engine Discussion
    I have a massive oil leak on one side of the tach cover (Side without cable). I have tried everything to contain but I am now thinking Maybe when re assembling I possibley installed the gasket with the hole on the otherside which would not allow oil into the reservoir below the cable...
  5. Engine Discussion
    Good afternoon, I recently rebuilt the engine after changing the shifter drum and everything started ok but my biggest fear was realized, there was a significant oil leak coming from the tach cover on the left side (not cable side). I changed the gasket twice and can not torque the bolts...
  6. Engine Discussion
    Hello! I am checking out a barn find for my adult daughter that does not have reliable intel from the PO who says he was riding it BLA! BLA!. He is not believable unfortunately. I have rebuilt carbs (hopefully) but it was leaking oil and i found out that oil is entering the stator housing after...
  7. Engine Discussion
    As a little back ground, i bough this bike with 6,000 miles on it, but it didnt run. I cleaned the carb, changed filters, plugs and battery and it ran pretty well (just needed some carb tuning). I took it out for a 10 mile ride and it did fine. The took it for a 15 mile ride and half way through...
  8. Electrical Discussion
    Hey so i'm new to riding and am really just learning about bikes, limited knowledge. I'm just going to lay out all my issues in case one may be the cause of another. Got the bike two months ago. Was running great, always store the bike of the side stand and started noticing a slow leak each...
  9. Engine Discussion
    Does anyone have experience replacing the side cover gasket here? Any similar problems? Background: the metal cover itself was a bitch to get off (may have to do with the part warping when engine overheated last season). Potential Issues: 1. Gasket is not on tight enough (I just replaced the...
  10. Engine Discussion
    Ive had an oil leak from the oil filter compartment for over a year. The smoke, if i recall correctly, didnt come along until maybe 5 months after i started to noticed specs of oil in parking spot. Is the smoke just oil thats leaked onto the exhaust burning up? The bikes been on the bench...
  11. Engine Discussion
    Hi all, This is my first post here, but I've been reading the threads on this forum for quite some time. In May of this year, I acquired a 1969 CB350 in parts (well, most of one and half of another). By July, I had it registered and riding. I did everything myself, except for rebuilding the...
  12. Engine Discussion
    Hello! I'm new to the Twin forums, but I'm very happy to be a part of the community. let me start by saying that i purchased a CB360 two weeks ago by a guy in louisville kentucky. I reside in Lexington kentucky now, and am a university of kentucky student. When purchasing the bike, it had no...
  13. Engine Discussion
    "Small oil leak" described by original owner turns out to be a doozy. It drips out on the crankcase. Picture of where I caught the drips below. I have already had to add oil despite not riding very far (I just started learning to ride a couple weeks ago). http://i.imgur.com/arFbsTEh.jpg As a...
  14. Miscellaneous Discussion
    A few months ago I got my first motorcycle, a 1980 CM200T. It ran fine for a little while, then one morning when I got it running, it started leaking oil, fairly heavily, from the left crankcase cover. I figured the gasket blew and all I needed to do was replace it, but after doing that it was...
  15. Electrical Discussion
    Im taking off the alternator cover to install a new gasket to hunt down an oil leak, do I need to reset the timing/ set the points because of this? (what I assume is) the alternator slides off with the cover, so that's why Im asking. Thanks! Regie Sorry if this has been discussed before...
  16. Engine Discussion
    my CB400T runs great, the intake, and exhaust is stock, jeting is 2 sizes up on the primary, I have no complaints there... when I changed the oil last week, I took the drain plug off (engine warm) I let it drain for a bit and then I gave it a few kicks to see if more oil would come out. To...
  17. Tune Up
    Hi y'all Does anyone have experience using this stuff? How well it works compared to just getting a new factory gasket? Ive got a 1978 twin, 185cc. My trusted local bike mechanic recommended it when i asked about ordering a new head gasket. But seems like just getting the new gasket would be...
  18. Engine Discussion
    My 74 cb360 has been leaking oil from behind the points cover when it's running. I just let it happen for a while, but it started to get pretty bad. A couple of days ago I got around to pulling the points out and replacing the 22 x 35 x 6 oil seal with a NOS one I found on ebay. The old one...
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