To be honest I ignored that part. Oil pump looks good and so did oil filter so you think the strainer being dirty caused it? I still have to pull it out it had that washer lodged into it and I think it broke off the bolt head base when I tried to unscrew.Did you know that the strainer is supposed to be removed and cleaned every other service.
That would explain lack of oil at the top. Gallery will be blocked
Yes, that's the whole point of it being cleaned every other service.(especially since you have a really high mileage bike!)To be honest I ignored that part. Oil pump looks good and so did oil filter so you think the strainer being dirty caused it? I still have to pull it out it had that washer lodged into it and I think it broke off the bolt head base when I tried to unscrew.
check your oil, is it milky and full of coolant?I've changed the clutch but not recently. Easily 15k or more ago. Crank case has never been split.
I've also noted that my coolant is half empty when I look into radiator. It was filled before I started and rode. Not sure if it went into the rest of the system or if it leaked into engine
Interesting, and confusing that there is contradicting info! Not the first time I've seen that in a service manual though...Extract from our manual for the Hyperstrada page 134.
Every two oil changes, clean the oil pickup gauze filter.
Loosen the external plug (5) and recover the sealing washer (6).
Loosen and remove the filtering element (7).
Loosen the lower plug (8) and recover the sealing washer (9).
Clean the filter with fuel and compressed air. Take care not to damage the mesh.
Post some pics of that strainer.Yeah it's a huge peice of washer. Barely got it out the strainer hole. You guys reckon I could remove the cylinder from engine and leave it in the bike or will have to drop engine out? At around 50k my bike was fine! I saw the cams when I did the desmo adjust. W.E this is I think it happened when I rented it out for a day. It's too coincidental. That washer might be a clue. I have no access to a computer right now though so can't look at the diagrams