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Offline jiigan

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Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« on: December 30, 2018, 11:08:13 PM »
Hey guys,
First post. Just picked up a 1985 K100RS in pretty rough shape. Stripped it down and doing the basics for now. I opened the oil filter housing on the bottom of the engine and a bunch of oil came out (haven't taken the filter off yet) is this normal?
Also I am hearing a clicking sound from the area where the fuel injectors are, any thoughts?

Thank you in advance.
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Offline mlytle

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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 11:14:06 PM »
Yes. The oil filter is IN the sump, not outside.  That is why filters for K's don't have any stickers on the outside
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Offline jiigan

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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 11:19:00 PM »
Oh I see, thank you. That is a new one for me. I was used to Jap and Italian bikes before, even had a 2005 BMW R1200 and never came across this. I appreciate the response. What about clicking noise from injector area?
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 08:55:50 AM »
greetiings...

does it go click click or  does it go click click click or does it go click click click click click... or does it go click click click click click click click click click click...

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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 09:36:49 AM »
Now that you have drained the oil getting to the filter, when you add the oil back in, use the center stand when checking the sight glass oil level--- not the side stand.
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 08:50:15 AM »
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Offline jiigan

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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 08:59:02 PM »
Here is the bike so far, pictures from when I picked it up and after stripping the plastics.
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2019, 09:06:10 PM »
It cleaned up nice.  What are your intentions?
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Offline jiigan

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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2019, 09:12:28 PM »
It was filthy but yet it cleaned up pretty well. I am working on doing a cafe racer type of build. So far just going through the hoses in the fuel tank and radiator, doing the basic maintenance, replacing spark plugs, injectors.
The bike has 70k miles, I got it to start but it was smoking a little. I am assuming because it was on center stand for a over a year.
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2019, 09:25:54 PM »
I am assuming because it was on center stand for a over a year.
I don't think the center stand was the culprit. Many neglected engines will tend to smoke for a while after starting. Some K engines tend to smoke on startup when parked on the side stand regardless of how often they're run, so the center stand is used when they're parked to lessen that tendency.

Did you change the oil, fuel filter and fuel before you started it?
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2019, 09:33:41 PM »
I meant the side stand.. doh..
I didn't do anything before starting it just ran some seafoam in the gas. Wanted to make sure it starts before I start taking it apart. Since then I changed the plugs, fuel filter, oil filter.
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2019, 10:01:27 PM »
I recommend doing a compression test and a valve clearance check right now before proceeding with grinding and powdercoating, You might need some of your customization cash to restore the engine to full function. If you establish now that it works well, you'll be ahead in the game.
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2019, 10:41:12 PM »
I recommend doing a compression test and a valve clearance check right now before proceeding with grinding and powdercoating, You might need some of your customization cash to restore the engine to full function. If you establish now that it works well, you'll be ahead in the game.

Laitch, it's a cafe build. 
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2019, 10:57:46 PM »
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Offline jiigan

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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2019, 11:11:12 PM »
I recommend doing a compression test and a valve clearance check right now before proceeding with grinding and powdercoating, You might need some of your customization cash to restore the engine to full function. If you establish now that it works well, you'll be ahead in the game.

Thanks for the heads up, I am planning on doing the compression test soon. Didn't think about the valve clearance thought, probably a good idea.
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 09:07:00 PM »
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 03:15:29 PM »
Anyone know anything about that aftermarket windshield deflector? Is it effective?
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Re: Oil from oil filter housing is this normal?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 03:50:18 PM »
The Laminar Lip is very effective if you have helmet buffeting issues. Also inexpensive. I have had a couple and they work.
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