Triumph Trident T150 Oil Overflow

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by higgy, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. higgy

    higgy Guest

    Bike hasn't run in a year. Before I started I checked the oil level and
    it was low, so I filled it to the mark, started bike and ran it for 5
    mins. Then it started leaking oil out of the filler cap of the oil
    tank. I thought maybe the oil tank filter was clogged, so I drained the
    oil tank, cleaned the filter, and filled the tank with fresh oil.
    Started bike up, and ran it for 10 mins...and it started to overflow
    through the cap again.

    Any ideas??
     
    higgy, Apr 4, 2006
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  2. higgy

    Lozzo Guest

    higgy said...
    Scrap it.
     
    Lozzo, Apr 4, 2006
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  3. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, higgy
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    %3Auk.rec.motorcycles&rnum=1&hl=en#6f573672450e3844>

    HTH.

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    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 4, 2006
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  4. higgy

    higgy Guest

    Sorry, can't get this URL to load...try again?
     
    higgy, Apr 4, 2006
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  5. higgy

    Tim Guest

    Yes, all the oil is in the sump, it has got past any valve and/or the
    pump. My Norton does the same trick.
     
    Tim, Apr 4, 2006
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  6. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, higgy
    <sigh>

    Fucking spoon-feeding, some people want...

    Quote some context when you reply. Last warning.

    This was a reply from Lone Wolf to me when my Enfield did a similar
    trick. I have no clue whether your Triumph has the same problem, but
    here it is:

    "No hammer needed. Your Enfield is suffering from "wet sumping". This
    is when the oil drains back into the crankcase and the return side of
    the oil pump just hasn't got the capacity to shift all the oil. The oil
    takes the "easy way out" and exits via the crankcase breather.

    Mine does it occasionally if I ain't been using it, and just for good
    measure it fills the street with smoke from the exhaust.
    Just use the bike more, and this problem will vanish."

    He was right, too.

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of
    the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 4, 2006
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  7. higgy

    Pip Guest

    Indeed. Take an angle grinder, a brick, and a ratchet strap ...
     
    Pip, Apr 5, 2006
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  8. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Pip
    And look where *that* went.

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of
    the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 5, 2006
    #8
  9. higgy

    Pip Guest

    Saves a fortune in condoms.
     
    Pip, Apr 5, 2006
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  10. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Pip
    Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. This is WUN, WUN, WUN. I have a feral ging-er on
    the loose. Request immediate assistance. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday.

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of
    the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 5, 2006
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  11. higgy

    Pip Guest

    I knew you'd panic in the end.

    <posted from a laptop in rural Herts ... >
     
    Pip, Apr 5, 2006
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  12. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Pip
    All stations, all stations, all stations. Go to Defcon 1. Repeat Defcon
    1. Use of lethal force is authorised, nay encouraged.

    Arm all warheads. Prepare for immediate take-off. Have my lifeboat made
    ready.

    Kill anything ginger on sight.

    AND WHERE'S MY BLOODY CAT?

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of
    the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 5, 2006
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  13. higgy

    Verdigris Guest

    Through that hole in the garage door?
     
    Verdigris, Apr 5, 2006
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  14. higgy

    muddy Guest

    Eh? What?
     
    muddy, Apr 5, 2006
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  15. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, muddy
    Ah! There you are.

    KILL!

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of
    the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 5, 2006
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  16. higgy

    muddy Guest

    Is this a good time to ask for a raise?
     
    muddy, Apr 5, 2006
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  17. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, muddy
    No.

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of
    the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    SBS#39 OMF#6 Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Apr 5, 2006
    #17
  18. higgy

    muddy Guest

    Oh, right then. Looking for something ginger to kill.
     
    muddy, Apr 5, 2006
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  19. higgy

    Greybeard Guest

    Zactly right.

    Very common on Scavenge systems

    Best to just start it up, ignore the smoke, let it run for 5 mins. then
    check the oil.

    Gravity is quite predictable if you consider the oil tank is higher than the
    sump.

    --
    Greybeard

    FLHRCI -01 UK ( 95 cu-in Stg 2. Big Boy!)
    Trumpet Trophy 1200 -96, (The Barge) for rainy days

    [email protected][dot]co[dot]uk


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  20. higgy

    A.Clews Guest

    Thus spake higgy () unto the assembled multitudes:
    http://tinyurl.com/m9z9z
     
    A.Clews, Apr 5, 2006
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