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Fuel in my Engine Oil - Boogah
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Posted 2019-04-29 8:14 PM (#154260)
Subject: Fuel in my Engine Oil - Boogah


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Location: Perth, Australia
Got back from 3 week visit to daughter in Melbourne and discovered that I'd left the (manual) petrol tap on. Tried to start the bike and idled it for 10-15 seconds. It was then that I saw a re-enactment of the Exxon Valdez spill issuing from my airbox. It appears that a float needle has leaked and a good deal of fuel got into the crankcase.
I'm draining the crank and refilling with fresh oil. I imagine that the best procedure now will be to start the bike, allow it to idle for (say) five minutes, then take it for a slow, low rpm run for half an hour to permit the fresh oil to replace the remnants of the contaminated stuff.
Any ideas/advice on this matter will be welcomed.

As a side-note, I have the standard airbox fitted and much prefer the look of it and the relative quietness compared to the induction roar when running pod filters. However, I find it very difficult to remove and re-fit the carbs whilst using the standard airbox. Is there an alternative that gives most of the benefits of the airbox and the convenience of the quickly detachable pods?
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