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post #1 of 3 Old 10-05-2009, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Crank cover removal

I have never had to do something like this before, but a friend just got a 2001 GS 500 and laid it down. It cracked the left side crankcase cover (when on the bike). It leaked most of the oil out, but he said the bike wasn't running when he picked it up off the ground. He is alright, just a little banged up and sore. So my two questions, what kind of troubles could be found in the internal crankcase (if the bike tried running without oil in it)? And How would I go about removing the crank case cover?

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Maybe it wasn't running because it had a tip sensor on it that shuts the bike off when laying on its side.

A service manual (from eBay) would be a good investment.

EDIT: Here's one you can have for under $30 to your door.

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Here is a picture of the cover
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