Broken Oil pump? or was that my clutch?

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by xigen, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. xigen

    xigen Guest

    Hello -

    I just started riding and I am having a mechanical problem with my
    bike (86 - Radian 600). Before I take it to the mechanic I wanted to
    see if this sounds like a simple problem I could fix myself.

    When I started the bike - oil began to come out the bottom. We are
    talking about a lot of oil here. The bike warmed up - but it left a
    small stream of what looked like oil and water. Radian's are oil
    cooled - so I presume this was just oil.

    I turned the bike off, went inside, and thought about what this could
    be? About an hour later I stated the bike again - and strangely the
    oil light did not come on. I started the bike, shifted into first and
    it stalled. Now it is stuck in first, I cannot disengage the clutch
    and I am a little stuck.

    Theory 1:
    It is the clutch

    Theory 2:
    Possibly the oil pump

    Theory 3:
    I really have no idea and I could really use some insight.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


    xigen, Nov 22, 2004
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  2. I think if I were in your shoes, I would get the bike to a mechanic
    or get a mechanic to the bike without running it further. It doesn't
    really sound like anything you're going to fix yourself and there's a
    good chance of damaging stuff if you're running without good oil.

    If you're stuck in first gear, you ought to be able to either
    rock it and shift to neutral or remove the chain. This would
    allow you to roll it in order to get it to a shop.

    Plan B might be to plead with the person or shop that you bought
    it from and see if you could get someone to come by and take a
    quick look. If you paid any appreciable amount of money, a responsible
    seller ought to be willing to do that much if it was practical.
    Rob Kleinschmidt, Nov 23, 2004
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  3. I'd suspect that the oil and water mixture is coming from your breather
    tube... the water is condensation generated in the engine compartment... you
    may have enough oil and water backed up to flood the air box to cause a
    hydraulic lock of the engine... remove all 4 spark plugs and then turn the
    engine over with the starter to know for sure... be careful removing the
    plugs... because if a cylinder is under a hydraulic pressure it will spray

    Larry L
    94 RC45 #2
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    Larry xlax Lovisone, Nov 23, 2004
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