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1970 A50 #779864 07/27/19 5:55 pm
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Hi, I just acquired a 1970 A50. I took the plugs out and kicked it many times but there is no oil coming out of the rocker box oil feed line. I replaced the hose, so it’s not clogged. Shouldn’t oil be coming out by me kicking it?

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Re: 1970 A50 [Re: Danam] #779866 07/27/19 6:15 pm
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At kicking speed, you won't get more than a dribble but you should get something. If the lines were dry, though, it will take a while for the pressure to fill the lines and show anything there.

Better option: take off the pressure release valve near the bottom of the right crankcase. That's the first place you'll see oil. Next, reinstall the pressure valve and remove the oil lines at the junction under the engine and check there.

Re: 1970 A50 [Re: MarcB] #780125 07/31/19 2:47 am
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I removed the Pressure release valve and kicked it many times . No oil! I will remove the oil feed lines next

Re: 1970 A50 [Re: Danam] #780131 07/31/19 6:56 am
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Is it a fresh built motor?


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Re: 1970 A50 [Re: Danam] #780141 07/31/19 11:04 am
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Sometimes the oil system develops an air lock especially if the bike has been standing for years or is freshly rebuilt.

I would try priming the system by using an oil can to pump fresh oil into the inlet pipe which should make its way through to the pump gears, also worth pouring half a pint over the rockers which should drain into the sump and get picked up by the scavenge side.


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Re: 1970 A50 [Re: gunner] #780462 08/03/19 8:36 pm
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200 kicks and oil is flowing, thanks!


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