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Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:35 pm
by david weare
That sounds like a good idea.
Thanks David

john.mitchell wrote:My FH always eventually wet sumps. Years ago I put a thread in the bottom of the sump plate so a bolt could screw in. - It is a lot easier to drain surplus oil that way.

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:40 pm
by Simon.Gardiner
Sump plate with drain bolt from Drags.....
https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/c ... plate-only

SG

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:09 am
by david weare
Doh! Turns out the bike has one of those on anyway.
I got the bike now and runs well. Still drops a tablespoon of oil on the road after use.



Simon.Gardiner wrote:Sump plate with drain bolt from Drags.....
https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/c ... plate-only

SG

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:18 am
by david weare
One more question if I may.
Got the bike now.
Need to top the oil up. Previous owner didn;t do much with the bike so was unsure what oil to put in.
Engine doesn't have a separate oil filter fitted (Is that a good idea?) so I was thinking of using some Morris stright 40 that I use on a different bike as it's detergent free?
Is that the right oil?

I don't have a 'Oil Level' transfer on the oil tank but thinking 3/4 full level would be OK?

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:59 pm
by Knud.Degnbol
On a bike with shell bearings, I will always use multigrade oil.
20/50
Knud

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:32 pm
by Paul_Linden
Three quarters full is acceptable - you should be able to see the level of the oil easily in the tank.