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Offline SXHighwayman

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Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
on: 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
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
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
*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
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
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
*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:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Yikes! Rode without my oil cap
Reply #7 on: 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

 


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