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Old 01-19-2010, 02:52 PM   #21
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External oil there might be caused by oil weeping from the junction of the cylinder head and valve cover. Might need a new gasket.

Usually you have to remove the head to replace the seal. Do you have a manual? Can you pull the valve cover/head without removing the engine?
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:02 PM   #22
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Well yeah, if you happen to have a TIG welder sitting around. The rest of us use easy-outs or tap and drill.
Or if you happen to have friends with a TIG...........

By far and away the easiest way to repair damage done to something using a drill and EZ-Out is to never damage it in the first place with it.

There are Welding shops all-over the country.

And, I also could have sworn he mentioned something about a broken stud as well. Perhaps a "D'OH!" moment?
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:14 PM   #23
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Or if you happen to have friends with a TIG...........

By far and away the easiest way to repair damage done to something using a drill and EZ-Out is to never damage it in the first place with it.

There are Welding shops all-over the country.

And, I also could have sworn he mentioned something about a broken stud as well. Perhaps a "D'OH!" moment?
I've had some luck with easy outs by using a mapp gas torch to get everything nice and hot. Before that maybe 25% of the time I was successful. Now it's more like 50%... LOL!

Next lesson: Why you should always torque everything correctly and use anti-seize compound because helicoils really really suck.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:32 PM   #24
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I don't know about that. Isn't he working on wife number 16 now?
There is another name for people married 16 times.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:57 PM   #25
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There is another name for people married 16 times.
In series, or parallel?
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:10 AM   #26
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Thanks for all of the replies.

Bike starts ok, runs ok (in the driveway) just smokes a little at start-up and when turning the bike off. Also noticed some fresh fluid (oil) on the exhaust manifold where it comes off the engine between the engine and exhaust pipes.
The Yamaha's have small oil pipes that route around the engine, it's just a small chrome oil pipe that carries the oil from the bottom of the motor to the top. Is that where your seeing the fluid? If it is that's repairable with an o-ring. My guess is, it's fine, just make sure the smoking goes away with use.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:59 AM   #27
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There is another name for people married 16 times.
These ugly rumors have got to stop. I've married less than half that number!
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