Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
We had a great ride out at the coast today. The weather was perfect and we were having a great time. As we came into Taupiri Beach, following a car I noticed a couple of bikes close up behind us. They were as keen as us to get past the cage but I took it easy coming down into a relatively unknown beach. Kids and dogs and all. You never know do you?
There was a sharp bang on the bottom of the bike which initially didn't concern me too much, I kept my eye on the car in front and then checked my mirror to see the bikes had dropped way back and there appeared to be a smoke trail which I knew wasn't coming out of the car. We were also slipping on the road a bit now as we came to a stop, and it became apparent that it wasn't all right down under. I cut the motor, noticing at the same time that it wasn't cooking and staring down at the steaming mess gushing out on the road thought 'We're up for a new rad/oil cooler.
Nope! It's a thumb nail size hole right through the sump! Bugger! What are my chances of taking Mrs Lav to the Coromandel Peninsular on Boxing day now? Anyone got a RHS engine crankcase they don't want? The guys that were following slid through the mess and avoided crashing but was a near thing! Merry Xmas!
Anyone had a similar experience or know how easy/hard it is to get this part assuming there is no other damage?
L4 DL1000 Black Strom No3
Last edited by Laava; 12-10-2006 at 05:25 AM.