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No oil pressure? Can't see oil pumping through the valve cover

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Guys,

I'm taking William's advice, I've got the valve cover off and the spark plug out, I'm turning my engine over (thats been sat for 2 years) with the starter motor.

I haven't seen any oil oozing round the cams, but not entirely sure where I'm looking, certainly no obvious signs of oil circulation.

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How long would I realistically have to run the starter motor for oil to appear

Obviously I don't want to burn out the starter motor, or knacker the battery.

I probably did it for 20-30 seconds at a time, 3 times.

Any help greatly received as I'm nearly ready to start the engine, but want to make sure it won't seize.

Cheers,

Con

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right above the cam chain tensioner is a small bolt.

remove the bolt and crank the motor.you should see oil flow out.

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OK theres no oil flowing out of there when cranking for 10 seconds.

I've done the following

1) Oil dipstick showing close to Full.

2) Oil flowing out of banjo bolt on frame screen hose

3) Oil is in the filter (I drained this before I started the job)

4) oil is where the engine oil pipe connects under the CS sprocket.

What the hell is going on? Is the above gravity fed and my oil pump is seized?

Cheers,

Con

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By the way, I took the clutch basket off to do the primary nut fix... I took heed of advice on here about the plastic oil pump gear, and tried to gently align the gears.. Do you think I may have broken the gear? Or would there be no oil in the filter and other lines I've listed above? Its definitely fresh oil in the places I listed above^^^

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Looks like you have oil in your engine.

Fire it up for some seconds ,dont think you will get much out of the oil pump only by crancking it.

Chech if it's coming oil out the inspection hole Eddie mentioned while ideling

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Cool so you guys think its safe for me to just start the engine and let it idle? how quickly should the oil come out that hole?

The oil pump wouldn't be spinning fast enough to get the oil to the top via the starter motor?

I'll put the exhaust/tank/etc on tomorrow and see how it runs.

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BTW I was cranking it over with the starter with no spark plug, so it was cranking fairly quickly.

Should i manually lube the top end before starting it?

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it would not hurt to squert some oil on the cams

I would start the bike with that little bolt out that Eddie sead

you will no if it not get oil rite way

I would think the bike only needs run 0:03 befor the oil will por our

O lets say 5 pops out the exhoust pipe

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