subaru on its side

Discussion in '4-Stroke Engines' started by chaddwinkle, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. chaddwinkle

    chaddwinkle New Member

    I frequently need to transport my GEBE bike in my pickup truck but am worried about putting the engine on its side. Will this hurt the engine? Thanks.

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    don't think any harm will be done

    but keep a look out for the following
    hard starting after being on it's side
    oil driping out onto pickup

    these little engines don't hold much oil -- if any is lost -- replace before running

    ride that motor bike
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    fetor -- that's much better -- upright

    my wifes pickup has some slide brackets inside lip both sides of bed
    makes it real easy for upright MB
    right pedal bungied to one bracket
    front wheel bungied into corner of truck

    or could use two as used with garden gate ((handle))
    two handles can be screwed or bolted onto sides of bed -- so as to stand MB up

    ride the motor bike
  5. mabman

    mabman Member

    I would worry about the gas leaking but the motor oil is fine as those engines are basically a dry sump. My partner crashed his once and he commented that even while upside down it was still running and no harm was done. Well except to his shin anyway.
  6. ducatiluke

    ducatiluke New Member


    that engine was made to run in any position

    transporting it on the side will not harm anything
  7. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest