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You will be surprised at the amount of sludge that builds up but doesn’t come out the drain. Thumper gives you good advice. The motor I just put in my bike had only 6000 miles on it and it even had sludge build up. I’ve been told that sludge can develop from a motor sitting for extended periods of time with oil in it.
 

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Cheers lads, I'll open up first and then we'll see.
Fill your motor with cheap supermarket oil.

Run for a short while, go for a ride if you can.

Then dump the oil and put something decent in.
I was kinda leaning towards that option...
 

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Removing the front cover might be good enough and can be done without removing the engine.
It just seems to me you might as well pull the engine and give it a good going over.
I've only rebuilt 4 of these engines but removing it makes everything much easier.
 
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