Quick question: How regular should engine oil be topped up to reach the middle of the dipstick again. Seems my RD07A needs a top up about once a month. Shes not smoking visibly and runs pretty good.
I won't be attempting the engine rebuild myself Piet - if I had another reliable bike, and an electric supply to my garage then I'd give it a try but I'll be leaving the rebuild to more expert hands than mine as I don't want to lose the AT for more than a couple of days
It looks like quite a high initial expense for the rebuild but considering even with the cost I'll still have spent only the face value of my AT on the whole restoration, and it'll be the only work that I haven't done myself then I'm good with that!
I just posted this pic of my sprocket to Johan as an illustration, so while the link's still on my clipboard I'll post it here again to scare kids and small animals :toothy10:
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And the universe as we know itThat weld will out last the engine
I've done about 2 and a half k miles on the bike since I inherited it Lee, and as I'm a tad heavy on low revs (top speed isn't my thing, more low end pull ) I'd give it another 5 k...But the sprocket itself won't. Next time the sprocket will need changing, you can swap the motor too... ;-(
I remember Vince (serious3) posting that after his engine rebuild he was using a lot less oil than before, I guess replacing the seals and everything having tighter tolerances makes a lot of difference Loggy!Going back to the OP... I change my oil and filters at 5,000 mile intervals. I have OCD with oil levels. They have to be on the high mark all the time. I probably top mine up once or twice between oil changes, but it would last between oil changes without topping it up.