Hi, new fish here.
I've had a K&N 204 on my 2015 Scrambler for the last 2 years or so, i never once stumbled across the news of the recalls for k&n :/
Normally, I change my oil out waayyy more often but I didnt get to ride much at all during that time and never got around to it.
Anyways, on the way to work yesterday, I downshifted to pass a slow poke on a state route here in Ohio, as I got around him and back into my lane, I notice my oil light come on. Start processing it right away and troubleshooting at 60mph. Eventually look behind me to what I think is a long steak of oil, lined on the road behind me as I'm still riding. I realize I've sprung a leak somewhere.
As I search for a good place to stop, about a mile goes by from point of filters ailure and the scrambler shuts down on me. I pull off road and inspect.
Oil everywhere. All up my back, helmet, dripping from everywhere under the bike, lathered up the rear tire, I was almost certain it was catastrophic.
I start looking for a tow place (barely any cell service of course). Then I noticed a more constant drip from the filter, right off the nut.
That's when I was able to Google and see my worst nightmare, that I put a complete peice of trash on my bike. Me being a yuppie, buying k&n (always for all my vehicles) thinking I'm buying superior quality. What a joke.
It bursted all around the welds around the nut and little plate it's on like all the other people have reported.
Luckily my buddy was already at work, I had him bring me whatever autozone had for filter and oil for the scrambler and some tools. I replaced the junk filter with an stp on the side of the road and put in 3 quarts to get the seeing glass level to half way mark.
With fingers crossed, I pushed the ignition in, it hesitated once then fired right up.
I road it the remaining 8 miles to work, then the 30 miles home later that day.
This evening I put on a mobile1 108A and replaced oil with the recommended Castrol power 1 full synthetic.
Now for one little question for my peace of mind.
Like I said it wasnt but maybe a mile from failure to shutdown that the bike was running while leaking oil. And there was still a quart or so in there somewhere based on my refill.
I don't have any white smoke, am I at risk for engine damage here? Look these twins are kind noisy and ticky as is. Im just the kind of diy mechanic who's a little paranoid. On one hand bike sounds the same to me, but the little worry wart on the other shoulder of mine is saying "but was this or that noise there before ?" I cant tell. Same goes for performance I cant tell if shes accelerating a little sluggish or if it's just me not riding her a little harder because I'm shell shocked a bit. I have a baby boy coming in a couple of weeks, I dont need to go down NOW on account of a slicked up rear tire man.
I read the post somewhere where the dudes engine seized after this.
I'm terrified mainly of possible damage, I love this bike so damn much. Heres a vid, if youd like to listen and see if you hear anything odd, I'd appreciate any input. I've heard plenty of bad engines before but when it's my own vehicles or toys I doubt myself.
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