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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-18-2005, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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I got my oil pickup!

Today I ordered my stuntex oil pickup. I have only seen my oil light come on 2 times, but I would rather be safe than sorry. I have my bike in a million pieces right now so I figured I might as well get it while I have the exhaust allready off. How are the stuntex pickups? I came across some cheasy no name ones, but they looked slightly different from the stuntex pickup.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 04:53 AM
 
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I know the guy who makes them. They're good shit. Its not the cure for cancer, but it is pretty ingenious. Ryan did a good job with them. It'll save the life of your gixxer... especially if you get into the slower stuff. Good purchase. You won't regret it.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just hope it's ok for everyday riding and riding the twisties. I was told that it will be fine for daily use and I was advised to still overfill by 1/4-1/2 quart. I hope it works.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 05:46 PM
 
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Why dont the manufacturers just put the oil pickup in the back of the crankcase??? When these bikes are under hard acceleration, all of the oil has to run to the back. Under hard braking, the engine is not in the same need for oil that it is when accelerating.

I have never understood this.

I guess if the front end is not up then either place is appropriate, but the back just makes more seince to me.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 07:37 PM
 
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Under normal 2 wheel riding there's enough oil that you would never uncover the pickup. No matter how hard you accelerate or slam on the brake you're still somewhat level. Plus you aren't pullin that significant of a g that it would stay anywhere but centered for mre than a second or two. Riding a wheelie is a whole nother story. You're on one wheel. Straight up and down for an extended amount of time. the bike was never meant to be in that position. So therefore when they're made, that kind of thing is overlooked. If companies actually MADE stunt bikes, then they might look into somethin like that. But as of now, there's no market for them. Especially since it's not legal . So, we find ways around it.. like stuntex. Good stuff. If you're gettin serious about stunting and you have a suzuki, or any bike for that matter. Look into it!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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I wouldn't doubt if companies did it on purpose so wheelies would ruin the bike. Think about it. It is a good way to scare people who want to do wheelies and a great way to screw the people who do wheelies. Sounds like a win win situation for a motorcycle company.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 07:55 AM
 
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Actually, seince wheelies put added stress on a bike, the bike does not last as long. So people must buy more new bikes.

You would think that the manufacturers would encourage stunts.
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Thats what I meant. The consumers will either buy new bikes or pay for an engine swap.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 09:22 AM
 
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Sorry, I get it now.
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I dont know how much I buy those theories. After all, they dont just want you to buy another bike, but they want you to buy THEIR bikes. So it would make sence to make ones that last longer.
But, an oil pickup would not be good for racing. Its added weight, and it takes away from the mass cetralization they work so hard to get. They really do work very hard to save weight. Gixxers recently went from a 1.2mm thick fairing to 0.8mm. How much weight do you think that saved? Or how about honda, that replaced the steel adjuster collar on the rear shock with an aluminum one. We are talking about fractions of ounces...

Steeve:
Would you mind posting pics of the pickup when you get it, and some installation pics/notes? Thanks. Oh, and congrats.



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