Author Topic: Crankcase oil quantity XBR500  (Read 125 times)

iansoady

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Crankcase oil quantity XBR500
« on: November 06, 2022, 04:17:18 PM »
When I drained the oil from the tank and crankcase of the XBR I was surprised to find quite a lot came out of the crankcase. I was expecting only 100cc or so but it was way more than half a litre - about the same as came out of the oil tank. If it had been my Norton I would have put this down to wet sumping. Does the Honda engine suffer from this? I must admit I haven't studied the oil circulation carefully.
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Re: Crankcase oil quantity XBR500
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2022, 07:37:11 PM »
My mate says there could be about half a litre in sump so sounds ok....
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Re: Crankcase oil quantity XBR500
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2022, 09:46:07 AM »
Thanks for that, I'll stop worrying. About that anyway....
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Re: Crankcase oil quantity XBR500
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2022, 04:27:14 PM »
Thanks for that, I'll stop worrying. About that anyway....

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Re: Crankcase oil quantity XBR500
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2022, 08:17:42 PM »
My GN rattled every day of the 30,000 odd miles I owned it! Drank so much oil that I never actually changed it as I was changing it every few months with top up's! ....never let me down though.
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Re: Crankcase oil quantity XBR500
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2022, 08:32:08 AM »
Same here Steve!

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