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I'm rebuilding a flooded XL1200C

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Old 12-02-2018, 06:08 PM
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RIPSAW I just went out and looked at it. I think it's just the transition of dirty to clean and some random dirt lines. The only thing I saw was a tiny chip in the powdercoat on the top corner of the weld line.
 
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Old 12-02-2018, 11:14 PM
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I'm going to subscribe to this to see how it progresses. Should be interesting. There's a ****-ton of people that will be able to help you out if you get stuck with something. What did you use to clean the fuse block?
 
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Subscribed! Cool project!
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:48 AM
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monkeyboy22 I used the WD40 specialist contact cleaner. Most of it wiped off with just a dry towel but used the contact cleaner to clean it up a bit more.
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:03 AM
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So long as it wasn't in too deep and water didn't enter the engine I would take the plugs out and see what happens when you turn it over.

This is draw back with the HD engine that there is no engine drain plug to see if there is water in the oil.

If just cranking can get the oil back into the tank that will tell you all you need to know.

An engine that hasn't run for a while will not drain the oil out as it will be in the sump.
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:49 AM
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I would definitely drain the sump before starting. Pull the oil pump lines I think is the way to go. How much oil was left in the bag?

I could not watch the end of the video as it froze. I would not add too much oil back unless I knew the sump was empty.
 
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So the battery has been attached to the charger for about 18 hours and doesn't seem to be charging all that much. It's a 1amp Stanley. Is this too weak of a charger or is there something else I'm missing?

 
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:12 AM
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I would definitely drain the sump...
Bit crap the sporty doesn't have that option. It would be a good feature to have a sump drain plug for this very problem.

battery isn't charging
I have a c-tek charger that can operate as a conditioner charger as well as a tender. You could use a traditional battery charger so long as you work out the time it should take to charge and not exceed that time.
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:15 AM
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Ben221 About 2 quarts drained. I refilled according to the stick and put in about 2.75 quarts to get it in between the lines.
 
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:17 AM
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Hey. You maybe over filled it unless the sump was totally dry. Only a word of advice as been there done that by overfilling a bike that sat for years. Enjoying the thread and good luck.
 

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