Hi there; I'm hoping all you sage's can help an idiot out in a time of need, ..I'm freaking out!
I have a 67 Lightning - I've only owned it for a few months - it runs good and starts well - I've taken it for a couple short spins around the block.
Before putting it "on the Road" for the summer I wanted to change the Oil - so I emptied out the Oil Tank and then removed what I thought was the oil drain plug from the bottom of the engine casing - out poured about 900ml of a white milky fluid ?? What the heck just happened ?
afterwards - I did find the oil drain plug on the bottom right hand side of the motor.
but what was the white oily/milky fluid draining from the bottom of the engine ...and how do I replace it?
yes I know I should have a shop manual - But I can't find one - I found a couple on-line - but I'm not too trusting when it comes to ordering books online - I've been burnt too many times...
Please help a BSA rookie... and if you can can you post a link to a reliable site to obtain a service manual...
---you drained the bloody gear box, mate-----good thing too as it contained water, got all foamy and milky when you ran it up----notice the center screw in that drain plug, it is your over flow when you refill it, fill it with 90W gear oil, fill screw is by the clutch cable at right rear of motor, takes about a pint -pour in until it overflows, --dont forget to replace center overflow screw--use a copper washer, or else you will have drips.-good riding
Hey Fan, I agree w these guys , GET A manual. Until then , if you email me (look at top of this answer and see envelope with the lttle person (thats me) , click it) and give me a fax #, I'll send you the 4 pages that cover this subject. However, I got my manual from "Britcycle", Google it for address,etc, in Nova Scotia, get yours. Ken