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PostAuthor: 19gallowayeth » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:10 pm

I Bought a XV500 as a starter bike, but I never checked the oil! Huge mistake, it was over filled by a lot, and last time I rode it, it was pudding out smoke, I pulled off and sh!t it down and now it won’t start, did I brake something huge or did I break a seal or something? HELP ME OUT PLEASE

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Re: Oil over fill

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:37 am

Odds are you have fuel in the crankcase.... Change the oil and filter before running the bike. Pull your plugs and clean or replace them, they are probably fouled. Also, you probably have a stuck float in one or both carbs that caused this problem in the first place.. Make sure you correct the problem.....
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Re: Oil over fill

PostAuthor: Mark-Z » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:46 am

That's a good call on the float and overfill too

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Re: Oil over fill

PostAuthor: Mark-Z » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:59 am

I typed an entire reply and fat fingered submit..lol. I agree with bill and would add that I would do a crank with the spark plug leads off and listen for any noise and make sure the oil pressure comes up before I actually tried to fire it up.

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Re: Oil over fill

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:52 pm

Mark-Z wrote:I typed an entire reply and fat fingered submit..lol. I agree with bill and would add that I would do a crank with the spark plug leads off and listen for any noise and make sure the oil pressure comes up before I actually tried to fire it up.


That is something you should always do when you change the oil and filter. Crack one of the oil =lines at the head. Don't remember if that's possible on the 500. Been a long time since I worked on one...
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