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Hi David,
Originally Posted by DavidP
2 pints is about what I drain from the sump if it sits for a couple of weeks. Is that not wet sumped?
Given a triple's oil tank holds 5 Imperial pints and Phil Pick (Waking the Sleeping Beast) advised putting two pints in the crankcase ...

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Originally Posted by Stuart
Hi Lannis, Stuart,
Originally Posted by Stuart
Engine that's been standing unused for any length of time, the advice repeated on several Britbike internet forums for many years is to start with some oil in the crankcase, that oil immediately lubricating splash-lubricated components such as the cams, rather than those components running with unknown residual lubrication for the period until pumped oil drains into the crankcase.
Originally Posted by Lannis
If it's a BSA A10,
Originally Posted by Stuart Kirk
my '53 Gold Star,
Note this is "The triples forum", triples have larger crankcase volume than twins and singles, especially pre-units.

Hth.

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Well, quite, but you never know when a Triples guy might get tired of having 50% more of everything to fix than a twin and just drop back a cylinder and punt!

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Originally Posted by Stuart
Hi Lannis, Stuart,
Originally Posted by Stuart
Engine that's been standing unused for any length of time, the advice .....for many years is to start with some oil in the crankcase
Originally Posted by Lannis
If it's a BSA A10,
Originally Posted by Stuart Kirk
my '53 Gold Star,
Note this is "The triples forum", triples have larger crankcase volume than twins and singles, especially pre-units.
Sorry. I, and maybe Lannis too, was hoping for a little comic relief for the triple guys. I've got a T150V myself and it has never soiled the floor like my other bikes have.

But that's a good point about crankcase volume. Since a triple has 3 pistons that rise and fall 120deg from the next one over, large crankcase volume or small, it will always be incapable of the prodigious pumping action a wet sumped single or even firing twin performs so effortlessly while splattering your floor with oil....

So, I guess we should count our blessings on this one.

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Originally Posted by Lannis
Well, quite, but you never know when a Triples guy might get tired of having 50% more of everything to fix than a twin and just drop back a cylinder and punt!

Lannis
Not much fun when the bike decides to just drop back a cylinder and punt.


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