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Old 09-14-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Engine oil leaking ?

Saw a couple drips of oil on the ground from my bike today. It's not a lot but still has me worry. Can somebody help me to take a look at my bike if you can? or what should I do first? I don't want to bring it to stealerships. Thanks for the advises.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:57 PM   #2
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Check the filter and the drain plug. Chances are that's the source of your leak.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:12 PM   #3
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It could also be coming from the little black vent tubes behind and under the engine. Maybe you have too much oil in the crankcase and are getting some excess out of the vent.
If the oil level is correct it may be several different things.
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Thanks, will do
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:22 AM   #5
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Small oil leaks typically ocurr after an oil change and not replacing the oil plug washer, sometimes you get away with it some times you don't

Also look around the engine side cover gaskets on the sides of the engine. some times these covers gasket leak. (It happened on a 03 - 1200 Bandit I had at about 25K Miles)

All tubes should be connected and clean. one of them is responsible for venting the crank case and if not connect positve pressure can build in the crank case causing the side cover gaskets to leak / fail, as mentioned above
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Quickside note:

Oil leaks travel downwards(gravity) and backwards(airflow)


Look for sediment build up for slow leaks(oil collecting dirt sticking to it etc) or if its a leak from recent work, the oil leak will be very wet and the light sediment will spread out from the source.
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