What's the chance of getting shredded stator cover into the engine? Lowside.




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I had a lowside last week, and once I was off, the bike slid another 30 ish feet and ground through the stator cover. It started dumping oil about the last 10 feet, and there is a half inch hole ground through the stator cover.

I do not remember how long the motor ran after it hit the ground, and I hope and pray that the cutoff killed the engine before the stator cover breached. When I got to the bike the engine was off, and it was still dumping oil. Eventually all of it.

What are the chances that I got debris into the oil system? I have not cracked the cover yet.

I am fine, a little rash, nothing serious, no helmet damage. Pea gravel in the shadows of the apex of a curve after some heavy rain, and it was like riding on marbles. That is to say, instantly down. I was going about 15 MPH. Sucks that it got my pazzos clutch, magical racing mirror, can, and nose fairing back.

Anybody ease my fears? Anybody with a horror story of gravel in the engine?
 

IG.

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Glad you are OK, and most likely your engine is fine, too. The engine died the moment the bike hit the ground thanks to a tip over switch. Take the stator cover off, and inspect. Don't ask me how I know, lol.
 

rubbersidedown

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If you have never had one off,they can bite. Heavy magnetic action. This is a good chance to replace with a strong one that wont pack it in so easily if you get bit again. Get a quality one,avoid the chinese stuff.

If oil was puking out,chances are nothing got it.

RSD.
 

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