KDW (Regular) View all posts in this topic  
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:35 pm

It doesn't sound as if the engine is sized, but it should turn over fairly easily by hand. (assuming the spark plugs are removed and it's in neutral.) If it's not turning over easily there's still something that needs to fixed or adjusted.

Do you need to check the carbs and plugs? it would certainly be recommended that you do.

You should be able to check the plugs when they're removed for hand turning the engine-over.

The carbs really should be looked at. Laying the bike down should not have allowed a significant amount of fuel to enter the cylinders (the only place for fuel to pass to the oil). Fuel in the oil suggests that there is somehow an open fuel circuit to the cylinder. There are two things that should stop that from happening:
1. the carb float and float needle
2. the petcock valve.

The most likely to fail is the carb-float piece but it's not unheard of for the petcock to fail and that's not normally discovered until the carb-float fails.

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