Looking for an oil pan
gpzeer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 19:57:06 PDT 2010
Thanks for all the advice on my oil pan problem. Two salvage yards had one
for me - $75 each. New was $113 so I ordered that one. Sad thing is it
takes another $70 worth of gaskets, o-rings and banjo bolt washers to
complete the job. Oh well - just waiting for the UPS man now.
Orem Utah USA
From: "Randy noneofyourbusiness" <tuner_delorean at yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:18 AM
To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Subject: Re: Looking for an oil pan
> I think nothing of having major parts welded, had plenty of parts welded
> over the years, the hardest part is finging a COMPETENT WELDER!!!!!!!!!!!
> many dont know what they are doing when welding bike cases, but when they
> know what they are doing I would trust them.
> I worked at a independent Harley shop for 13 years, & had to get many
> cases welded, even on sealing surfaces, I have seen many cases blown apart
> & rewelded & not have any problems.
> my Harley heads on one of the rebuilds I noticed the spark plug holes were
> a little worn, so instead of risking a problem down the road I had them
> rewelded, the welder actually ran a drill bit through the pulg hole,
> removed al threads, & filled int he entire area with weld bead, then
> machined it & cut new threads, I had dual plugh heads & I had all 4 spark
> plug holes done, & had absolutely no problems, motor is torn down right
> now, for when ever I decide to rebuild it again. but plug holes are
> perfect. but it cost me around $60 per hole for 4 holes 10 to 12 years
> I have seen a few shady welders drill hole out, then weld in a aluminum
> slug, & then the aluminum slug strips.
> as for my opinion if I couldnt find a used pan easily, I would call
> independent harley shops especially shops that specialize in older
> Harleys, or a "club" shop as when alot of 1 %ers are around they usually
> have rode hard & have ragged out bikes & many will have rebuilt cases, ask
> who does their welding for major case repairs & how is their quality, & go
> with them other than a normal machine shop welding service thats not
> familiar with welding motorcycle cases! I would trust that alot more than
> a regular machine shop!
> --- On Wed, 3/17/10, Dennis <gpzeer at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Dennis <gpzeer at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Looking for an oil pan
> To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 8:46 PM
> Yea it is cracked where the drain plug goes in. On the flat plug sealing
> surface there are cracks at 3, 6, and 9 O'clock. I had my brother who is
> a machinist look at it, and he says that he would NOT take a chance with
> a repair considering the catastrophic consequence if it subsequently
> failed and all the oil puked out.
> From: "John Soliday" <johnsoliday at msn.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:04 PM
> To: "'GPZ List'" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Subject: RE: Looking for an oil pan
>> Sorry to hear that, heck some people don't even know there is a front
>> plug! If it's cracked into the drain plug, imho then you do need an oil
>> pan. If it's not cracked into the drain plug, believe it or not you
>> be able to repair it. I used to be sponsored by Loctite by in my racing
>> days and can tell you that Loctite Cold Bond will seal an oil pan at
>> for an entire race season! It exposed to pressurized oil so an epoxy fix
>> might last forever. On the other hand, if you go to the bother of taking
>> the pan off why not take it down to a machine shop and have it welded?
>> that matter, even if the crack is in the threaded drain, a machine shop
>> should be able to weld it shut and retap the drain plug. Just a thought
>> you already have the broken part and I suspect you're going to have a
>> difficult time finding just that part as any junk yard is going to want
>> sell an entire engine unless it's trashed and who knows what's broken
>> Good Luck, and yes it was only a mere 68 degrees F here in Colorado
>> and I did go riding but it was the KLR not the GPZ,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com]
>> Behalf Of Dennis
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:27 PM
>> To: GPZ List
>> Subject: Looking for an oil pan
>> Hey Gang,
>> I was in Virginia for the last year and a half, while my GPz 1100 was in
>> Utah. The bike has been idle during that time, and I am now getting it
>> on the road. So - I am back on the list, and I already need a favor. My
>> oil pan has been cracked in the vicinity of the front drain plug (thanks
>> not asking how) and I think the easiest fix is to replace the oil pan.
>> any lister out there has one they could part with, please let me know.
>> research shows that the GPz oil pan is the same part number as the ZX-11
>> from 1993-2001. Any help would be appreciated. It is nice to be back on
>> the list. 63 degrees F here in Utah today and no bike to ride (ARHGGGG!)
>> Dennis Peterson
>> Orem, Utah USA
>> 95 RED!
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