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Old 05-03-2010, 01:35 AM   #1
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Oil leak

Hey guys, oil leaked onto my rear tires causing it to slip and slide, which inevitably led to a lowslide on 1464. First drop :*

Figured it was a gasket, so I took it over to Katy Yamaha, they said my gaskets were fine but I had a defective dripping oil filter, despite being properly torqued to 11 ft/lb.

I left the bike on for 10 minutes to check for oil deposits on the ground, nothing.
Seems like it'll only leak when I'm going high speeds.

Scrubbed the tires down hard with simple green. All seemed well when I rode today.. Yet on the way home my rear started slipping once again...

My questions is if oil does not leak from the filter or gasket, are there any other probable locations where the leak might occur?

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Old 05-03-2010, 02:03 AM   #2
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Take the filter back off, clean the gasket, apply thin film of oil and put it back on. Before you put it back on, inspect the oil filter gasket for possible cuts or stretching. I've seen the gasket stretch as it was being tightened. It stretched because there was a dry spot and just pulled when it was tightened. Check your drain plug also. Technically, you are supposed to change the crush washer on the drain plug every time you remove it.
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The filter had been replaced already, it was defective. I do apply a thin coat of oil around the O-ring before installation. Also I apply it to 11 ft/lb torque as per manual. The drain plug is A-OK too, 31 ft/lb, the washer is in good condition.

The dealer even stated the filter was defective, it had nothing to do with faulty installation. Also there are no leaks in that area, drain bolt or filter.

Yet oil seems to be saturating my rear tire still. I'm wondering simply wondering if there are any other locations besides those 2 and the gaskets that oil might leak?

Thanks though, appreciate your input signpimp
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:40 PM   #4
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yea, how full is your oil sump? and is the breather tube on?
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maybe output shaft seal/front sprocket?
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i had a drip on my zrx 1100 i think it was leaking at the shifter .
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i'd suggest you let pro's do your oil changes from here on out. lol
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i'd suggest you let pro's do your oil changes from here on out. lol
I agree.

Oil on a tire is NOOOOO fking joke.

Be careful out there dude.
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i'd suggest you let pro's do your oil changes from here on out. lol
Funny, first time I let a 'PRO' do my oil change this is what happens. I went down on my way home from that particular oil change too, it was convenient at the time since I was getting other things done to my bike.

When I do my own oil changes everything is fine and dandy.

It's not my fault the bike leaks oil. So letting a 'pro' do it won't make a difference.

It's just odd that it appears the leak only happens while I'm riding, thus making it hard to disclose the location.

As for the posters above I didn't know oil could leak out of those areas, nor have I ever heard of a breather tube, oil sump, output shaft seal... lol

I'll check my shifter and have a friend help me check out the aforementioned areas above.

Thanks guys.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:27 AM   #10
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so when you posted this on 5/2 are you saying yamaha dealer did this?

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Well I poured 1/3 can of seafoam in the crankcase/gearbox.
Hit the freeway for 50miles and then changed the oil one more time with good ol' yamalube *non synthetic of course*
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Any of the drain hoses leaking oil? I had oil get past my crankcase breather during hard running, get sucked into the airbox, and then leak out the airbox drain onto my foot. i sometimes see that drain right in front of the rear tire.

At anyrate...give the engine a good clean and then go see where it is leaking from.
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Hey guys, oil leaked onto my rear tires causing it to slip and slide, which inevitably led to a lowslide on 1464. First drop :*
Congratulations on your first bike drop.

I dont know whether to be happy or sad for you
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Maybe you should cut down on the amount of chain lube that you use...
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:42 PM   #14
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turn the bike on and let it sit, put some wood under the kick stand to get it a bit upright and see where its leaking.. rev it up and see if anything comes out
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Yeah i have a new leak after replacing the pan gasket. I've had a small leak but it always dripped onto the exhaust and burned off, now it's big enough to run down the exhaust and drip a few times throughout the day.
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