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May 7th, 2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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clean it while you're there

isn't there a little valve or gate in the engine that you can clean. i would check the old archives again but, well, they're gone!

it was one that simon used to cover a bit.

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May 7th, 2004, 06:43 AM   #2
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Yeah, it's the reed valve that controls oil flow from the crank to the clutch area and stops it running back down to the crank.

Bits can get caught behind it leaving it open as well as it bending over time. When it's worn or stuck open you'll get loads of oil blown out of the crank case breather tube.

Is that the one you're refering to?

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May 7th, 2004, 06:51 AM   #3
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I believe it is the crankcase reed valve you speak of, Taffy. I would also be interested in knowing what this does and whether it needs servicing or replacing every once in awhile.

Whoops! I see Simon jumped in before my post and answered the question. Thanks Simon!


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I just replaced mine, it came in the gasket set so why not.
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The manual says to inspect/clean @ 100 hours. I was told by my dealer that the bike will start to smoke alot if the reed valve needs replacement.
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May 7th, 2004, 08:25 AM   #6
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yes, that's the one! now the "reed" i have, is angled out and away from the left crankcase wall. i will undo the two flat-blde head screws to inspect.

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Originally Posted by Taffy
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yes, that's the one! now the "reed" i have, is angled out and away from the left crankcase wall. i will undo the two flat-blde head screws to inspect.

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Taffy, if it's angled out and away from the case it's a good idea to replace it. Don't forget to apply some threadlock to those screws when you re-install them!

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May 7th, 2004, 09:55 AM   #8
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there is a metal thing that is angled out and away to support the reed when it opens. take it off and you will see the fiberglass reed.
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Is this "reed valve" behind the clutch cover? Another thing I should have checked when I "re-checked" the gears?? And how can you stop the kick starter seal from leaking?????? I'm on my 4th seal, and 2nd gear shaft seal?
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the gear shaft seals go rarely. the kickstart ones go as soon as you fit them. a bloke in the UK put an 'o' ring behind his. there may be other cures on here.

my Q was from before i took the curved metal plate off and when i did the reed's seal to the hole was good and the reed was true and straight.

put threadlock on the screws as well.

thanks lads!

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