Honda XL650 Oil Seperator


There is one more thing you could try. Go to a Honda dealer, and buy an oil separator from an XL 650. Get rid of the one way valve in the engine breather pipe if you have one. All that stored pressure can't help.
The separator allows the accumulated oil to return back to the gear box, back down the hose so you put it on an angle. That way you do not loose oil.

The Seperator

I removed it while playing with my FCR's and fitted a breather instead. Now I have oil all over the base of the seat and the bike frame. I'm beginning to think this "bloody thing" really works, and is worth the effort. It keeps your air filter free of oil.

I am going to re-fit it. Be sure to use hydraulic or fuel hose for this job as heater hose sucks when in contact with oil.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page and on this site is condensed from the combined wisdom of the members and contributors of the Orange Crush Forum. The contributions are reprinted here exactly as posted by the contributors. The spelling, syntax, grammar, etc have purposely not been corrected in order to retain its original flavor. The contributors are from throughout the World, and English may very well not be their native language. Don't be an ass and complain about the lexicon. It is mostly subjective, with a little objectivity thrown in for seasoning, based on the experiences of the contributors. Use this info at your own risk. The site owner is not responsible for its accuracy or validity. None of the procedures described should be taken as recommendations by anyone. Take anything you read or hear anywhere, but especially on the World Wide Web with a very large dose of salt. The cognoscente is a skeptic.