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Offline Mick D

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Looking for ER185 Advice
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:00:11 AM »
After oil pump to throttle calibration setting?
Running TTS  oil tank, so probably back it off a little being semi synthetic?

Correct spark plug?

Thank you
« Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 12:20:15 PM by Mick D »
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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 12:43:53 PM »
Blowing heaps of smoke... heaps and fouling plugs...
Thought I should eliminate possibilities by first making sure adjustment is correct,  given the oil pump adjuster is out/up as far as can go.
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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 12:59:41 PM »
The smoke is a concern as the pump doesnt push that much out. Check your gearbox oil for  discoloration/aeration and level. may look milky. Gearbox oil also stinks when its burnt,
 Id also be burning out the pipe too as old sludgy crap will start to burn  once she gets a few RPM. Drop the baffle out and see how oily it is ;)

 Settings are easy, there is a line on the body of the pump and one on the arm. Line them up at full throttle You can even wind the pump full on with no real issue as its still only a dribble. Some guys set the pump full on and dont run a split cable ;) The Main line receives a constant flow and only the intake port is variable. Many years ago I calculate the mix to vary from 33-50:1 and I always run TTS in a 185.

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« Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 01:32:32 PM by pokey »

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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 01:56:04 PM »
yeah Pokey's right about the crank seal on the gearbox side and another place the gearbox oil can enter is via the centre case gasket which is a bigger job to do, while your in there replace the kick start pawl

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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 08:48:11 PM »
give it a good long run down a road in top to really clean the pipe out (subject to the mains seals being ok)

you havent over oiled the airfilter? as above the oil pump is usually ok. havent put premix in the tank?? just a few passing observations.... if it hasnt run for a while it may take some clearing out of settled oil in the crank. good luck

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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 10:01:02 PM »
Yeah,  thanks fellas..
Really appreciate it...
Belongs to my mates young bloke..
Think your right about transmission oil getting in...
Lots of smoke even after a good run thanks Husky...
Doesn't smell anything like TTS either...

Cheers
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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 09:01:08 AM »
that will do it....

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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 11:53:32 AM »
Bugger Mick. Thats a split the box job and may as well do both seals and centre gasket while your in there. Always thought it funny how the ER125 didnt run a centre gasket but the ER185 did. Not real funny for you guys though. Gimmee a yell if you cant find a manual.

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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 09:04:17 PM »
Ok,  thanks Pokey... good to know in advance that the crank seal must be on the inside and therefore inaccessible while engine is still in the bike....

I have several of these bikes myself...
I will lend an engine out of one of mine for the tome being
Thanks mate

Hey a copy of a manul would be handy.....
My mate could  photo  copy it at work if it were a hard copy?
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Re: Looking for ER185 Advice
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2019, 11:13:54 PM »
I am sure I have an ER workshop manual on one of the computers and I can find everything else. I did find the next best thing though, a  late model ER185 series Parts catalogue  that has all the numbers and exploded diagrams  I can send that  If you like.