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    Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
    on: December 01, 2019, 09:27:22 pm
    December 01, 2019, 09:27:22 pm
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    Topped my oil up earlier. Got distracted, then later when out for a quick five mile pick up.

    Did get up to motorway speed briefly.

    When parking bike in garage noticed the oil cap!

    I checked the cranks case and a very small amount of oil had sprayed out probably less that a teaspoon all in. No mess on the rest of the bike just a very small bit of spray on the black plate above the foot leg and behind the crankcase.

    Re checked oil level, was fine.

    Should I be concerned. I have read about people doing full oil changes etc. Or is that a bit over dramatic?

    Never done anything like this before. Just glad it was a short ride probably 10 mins all in.

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    Re: Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
    Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 09:29:33 pm
    December 01, 2019, 09:29:33 pm
    Oh I forgot to mention. The oil in the window doesn’t look as clear as before possibly BUT that could be due to me potentially using a different oil to the dealer (using Motul SAE 10w 30).

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    Re: Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
    Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 06:54:48 am
    December 02, 2019, 06:54:48 am
    Ha ha ha, happened to me too, many, many moons ago. It did waterproof my boots quite nicely.....
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    Re: Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
    Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 08:33:48 am
    December 02, 2019, 08:33:48 am
    *Originally Posted by SXHighwayman [+]
    :156:

    Topped my oil up earlier. Got distracted, then later when out for a quick five mile pick up.

    Did get up to motorway speed briefly.

    When parking bike in garage noticed the oil cap!

    I checked the cranks case and a very small amount of oil had sprayed out probably less that a teaspoon all in. No mess on the rest of the bike just a very small bit of spray on the black plate above the foot leg and behind the crankcase.

    Re checked oil level, was fine.

    Should I be concerned. I have read about people doing full oil changes etc. Or is that a bit over dramatic?

    Never done anything like this before. Just glad it was a short ride probably 10 mins all in.
    Nothing to worry about and certainly no need to change the oil, just do 100 lines I must pay more attention in class  :152:

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    Re: Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
    Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 09:14:24 am
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    All too easy to do.

    I know someone  :164: who forgot to torque up the wheelnuts before riding off.
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    Re: Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
    Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 09:42:55 am
    December 02, 2019, 09:42:55 am
    And I know "someone" who as a spotty teenager "rode off" with their steering lock still on. It was in front of several mates too, loads of revs, clutch out, went round in a circle and laid on the floor with them laughing and the exhaust burning my leg, nearly 50yrs on and I've still got the scar  :159:

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    Re: Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
    Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 12:15:55 pm
    December 02, 2019, 12:15:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by CBM [+]
    And I know "someone" who as a spotty teenager "rode off" with their steering lock still on. It was in front of several mates too, loads of revs, clutch out, went round in a circle and laid on the floor with them laughing and the exhaust burning my leg, nearly 50yrs on and I've still got the scar  :159:

    That's a difficult one to beat.  :020:

    I think we all know someone who has set off without removing the front disk lock too.  :164: :008:
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    Re: Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
    Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 01:47:51 pm
    December 02, 2019, 01:47:51 pm
    ^^^ did that years ago when I rode a CB500 nearly got a groin strain trying to hold the bike up!

    Your posts have made me feel a lot better - I felt like such an idiot. Was very lucky it was a quick blast rather than my commute before noticing.

    Bike was fine on this frosty morning