Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Information relating to the Matchless G11 or AJS Model 30 600cc twin
Posts: 7725
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: UK

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby itma » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:51 pm

How many times has said dealer done the same thing to demo it?
come to that how many times has he ridden it like that?
did he even know what it was?

Walk away from it. Pronto

Member
User avatar
Posts: 95
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:45 pm
Location: SHROPSHIRE UK

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby owen » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:31 pm

I bought it !!,After a lot of thinking i have had a ajs 31 in the past and i wanted this particular model (Pref in ajs ,but like gold) so i bought with my heart not my brain.
The engine is fine i think, But the forks and clutch where totally buggered and needed total rebuilds,But i go up to the garage to say hello to the bikes before the milk's brought in

Member
User avatar
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:19 am
Location: SLOVENIA

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby milos » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:04 pm

quote:

It's happened, something I thought I would never forget to do. I went out for a run on my 57 G11 today and was distracted whilst starting the bike so forgot to open the anti wet sumping tap. The tap had been fitted by a previous owner and I have never quite found the time to link it to the magneto...

After about 3 miles the bike lost power - I pulled the clutch in and coasted to a stop. I looked down and immediately realised what I had done. Perhaps foolishly I opened the tap, started the engine and checked for oil returning to the oil tank. When I saw flow I rode home slowly. The engine appeared to run a little rougher but nothing terminal.

I have drained the engine of oil and inspected the filters. There is some metal on the magnetic and felt filter but not any greater than at the last oil change. I am assuming the worse and am building myself up for a complete engine strip. Advice (and commiserations) would be gratefully accepted.

Perhaps I should start a small and exclusive club of folks who also made the same mistake....

Chris Gee



This is my story too. You probably already solved the problem. I did not have luck (brain) and then after about 300 km I had destroyed bearing, bent left connrod, which almost broke through the housing. Now I am looking for parts and I consider what the cost will be Now think how to incorporate a safeguard against forgetfulness. I don't like automatic anti-return valves, breaking contact, on my magnet (Lucas E18) is almost impossible without major modifications. Does anyone have any idea?

Posts: 111
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:45 pm
Location: TEXAS USA

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby chasdev » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:07 pm

Perhaps a very large bright yellow warning sticker on the top of the fuel tank?

Posts: 7725
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: UK

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby itma » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:21 pm

As this miserable old reprobate has said soooo many times .....these devices are a disaster waiting to happen.
junk all of them, if you want a dry sump ride it more or drain the tank when stored for a long time.

Member
User avatar
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:19 am
Location: SLOVENIA

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby milos » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:43 pm

Not bad idea, the same as my friend said to me when I bought my AJS. But irony is I'm a screenprinter [:oops:]

Edited by - milos on 27 Feb 2011 4:48:38 PM

Member
User avatar
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:19 am
Location: SLOVENIA

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby milos » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:51 pm

Yes itma you're right!

Posts: 7725
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: UK

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby itma » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:53 pm

I know

Member
User avatar
Posts: 2924
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 1990 12:00 am
Location: CAMBRIDGESHIRE UK

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby rex.webb » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:56 pm

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! again .
DRAIN THE TANK IF STORED FOR A LONG TIME ????????????????????????????
You will then forget to put oil in the tank ,
Surley best way is to Drain Engine if the bikes been stsnding fo a
LLLLLL OOOO NNNN GGGG !!!
time.
Ride with Care and Live long.
r w webb

Posts: 7725
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: UK

Oh no - I forgot to open my anti sumping tap!!

Postby itma » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:13 pm

Store it for a long time and you may forget to ride it rex?

Tie a large lump of wood to the twistgrip and write on it

PUT SOME OIL IN IT YOU PLANK.

easy,

PreviousNext

Return to G11 / AJS Model 30

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests