low engine oil
Hi there everyone
This may be a long shot, but I'm wondering if any of the Stormtrooper members have had problems before with their V Strom regarding low oil levels, what damage was caused and what parts needed replacing?
Reason: My bike ran low on oil when I was travelling @ +/- 140km/hr, bike stalled & after pulling over - the chain was tight. After loosening it & getting into neutral, I managed to start the bike, but it did'nt sound too good. From there, I didn't ride but had it towed to the nearest dealer.
No warning light came on nor overheating took place, & no odd sounds occurred before the point of stalling. Only, after re-starting the bike, it did'nt sound right.
They dealers have stripped the engine & according to them, most parts need to be replaced. These being:
Rebore cylinder (x2)
Bearing, crankshaft (x4)
Conrod Assy (2)
Bearing crank pins (4)
+ spark plugs, washers, filter assy, clips, seals, pins, etc.
I'm aware that the bike ran low & should have checked the oil (although the oil checking screen on the rhs was difficult to see through - it was like that when I bought the bike 2nd hand & I always thought the cloudy appearance was the oil in the chamber?)
Any similar experiences that any of you may have had & whether I should replace ALL the above parts would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I was not present when they stripped the bike & don't know whether their quote is 100 % genuine? I have 2 pics which the dealers sent me - but can't assess the extent of damage by looking at the pics.
Thanks for reading & keep safe on the road.