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Hey guys,

As of my recent drop, my bike suffered quite a bid of injuries (fack!)

Anyways, on the side that i dropped my bike (right) i see a crack in the oil feed engine case (i believe that's wat it's call) Oil were leaking from it and now that my bike wouldn't even start.

It started right after the fall when there were still oil inside my bike, but the red light(oil) came on so I am assuming that the bike detected it was loosing oil fast.

Now the case is cracked, can I just replace that part and hope for everything to be fine again? (at least with the oil issue)
And perhaps get my bike started again?

When i tried to start the bike, it wouldn't turn over and there were slow clicks comming from oil feed engine case area. So like i said, I am assuming the bike needs oil.


As you know (or see), my mechanical skill is very limited, so please give me some advice. I am pretty devasted about the bike as it is right now <sigh>

Thank you so much.

O, by the way, I drive a yamaha FZR 600 1991.
 

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post some pics

didn't you drop it from a standing position? if I remember right, then you gotta be the unluckiest guy on the planet to crack a case like that. :(

Cory

the oil light will come on when there is low pressure (ie: bike not turned on)
at least thats what mine does
 

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Hey Cory, thanks for the reply

no man, i dropped it while i was doing a turn.
But due to the facking rain and some oil on the ground, i slipped on the corner.

I will try to post some pics when it's more sunny so i can get a clear shot.
 

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you could probably replace the cover that has the oil fill spout. it's most likely as easy as un-doing the bolts, replacing the gasket, and bolting up the new cover.
I can't say why the bike won't start, but I hope that it wasn't run with no oil, that would lead to some major problems. As Cory said the light usually means low oil pressure.
 

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hm...okok now I have 2 questions.

I don't know where I can get a new / used engine cover for my bike. Cuz as you probably know, FZR are not in production anymore (i don't think) and especially for it age (1991) i dunno if I can still get parts for that.

2nd, the low oil pressure, what does that mean and how can i fix that?
 

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you can still buy yamaha original parts through dealers (even for the FZR)

eBay and local wreckers are always options for used parts.
 

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Twin A
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2nd, the low oil pressure, what does that mean and how can i fix that?
it probably means you need to add oil.
 

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great, thanks guys...

regarding the local wreck shop tho, i dunno where i can find these places.

On ebay, i chekced and this guy has it for sale. But he is located in UK and the shipping option only allows me to choose UK. I have never purcahse anything from Ebay before, so does that i mean i can't get it for him to ship it to Canada for me?
 

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hey Vili, thanks for that diagram. Very detailed i must say :)

Anyways, i took a picture of the part i need.
If possible, please identify what's the name for the part for me.

(i am sorry for the size of the pic)
 

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that would be a picture of a cover.
Now, since you were talking about an oil fill, most bikes fill on the right side.
so we could call it a right side engine cover.
Now, according to Villi's diagram it's called the generator cover.
Either way I'm sure a shop would understand left or right engine cover.
 

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ring... you can buy this part from those links. I could stop by over the weekend and properly identfy the part for you if you cant figure it out.

I doubt you can find it used in lower mainland .. id say go to chopshop, but they deal with 1999+ year motorcycles
 

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could you take a bigger picture and i will try and identify it over internet maybe ... like pic of the whole side
 

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that would be a picture of a cover.
Now, since you were talking about an oil fill, most bikes fill on the right side.
so we could call it a right side engine cover.
Now, according to Villi's diagram it's called the generator cover.
Either way I'm sure a shop would understand left or right engine cover.
indeed. That is the side where i fill my oil in. And as soon as i found out the thing was cracked, oil was leaking from the crack.
Maybe I should just take the part out, bring it to the shop and ask them eh?

looks like the starter gear cover (peanut cover)
hm, i looked on ebay and similar name (peanut cover) showed up too

could you take a bigger picture and i will try and identify it over internet maybe ... like pic of the whole side
I am going to take it right now, thanks so much.
By the way, where is this shop?


did you actually run the thing when it had no oil in it?
well, after i crashed, i was able to turned it on (so probably it still had oil inside)
but after the oil was gone, i couldn't anymore


Can anyone tell me what kind of a noise would the bike make if it's out of oil?
 

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in cars when you are out of oil .... engine will sound louder than usual, with a lot of ticking.

Do not try to turn your engine on. Unfortnetly there may be a possibility that you ceased your motor by running it with no oil so that the aluminum in there now melted and hardened. This would explain your engine not starting.

I will look at what part this is on the diagram when i get home.

You may have a bigger problem than just a leaky cover now.
 

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I think you would call that a crankcase cover.
 
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