MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Technical > How To's and Q & A's
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 07-16-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
Iautorico
Nil Conscire Sibi
 
Iautorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 508

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500




Member Garage


Oil leaks ALL OVER!

Ok so here's the deal.

My 2001 GS500 started leaking from the drive shaft seal(behind the sprocket). Fixed
Then the clutch pushrod seal started leaking. Waiting on seal to come in.
But now both side covers are leaking from what looks like the gaskets...


Is there anything anyone knows about the crankcase building too much pressure???
I have asked a few folks but I kind of agree that maybe its just cause the bike sat for 10 years with 1000 miles and since valentines day i have broke 11,000 miles...?

Also is there anytype of gasket maker type silicon or rtv that anyone knows will hold up to the pressure and temp of the side covers?
__________________
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord will wipe away tears from off all faces"
Iautorico is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wiki Leaks? cedestech The Circus 218 12-17-2010 06:05 PM
Oil leaks MudBug General Discussion (Moto Related) 10 07-20-2010 01:08 PM
JACKRABBIT RD is closed due to gas leaks Mrs. ~T~ Off Topic 20 05-07-2007 04:34 PM
Advertisement
Old 07-16-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
witchdoctor575
certified shutterbug
 
witchdoctor575's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alvin
Feedback Rating: (11)
Posts: 23,547

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
07 triumph D675(sold)
05 busa LE (sold)
03 rc51 (sold)
99 superhawk (wrecked)
01 shadow 1100 (sold)

Member Garage





well... check your crankcase vent for starters. plain ol rtv gasket should work for you
witchdoctor575 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
Iautorico
Nil Conscire Sibi
 
Iautorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 508

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500




Member Garage


I hope so. Like the valve cover type? The vent is a hollow tube that goes up to the airbox...
__________________
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord will wipe away tears from off all faces"
Iautorico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
witchdoctor575
certified shutterbug
 
witchdoctor575's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alvin
Feedback Rating: (11)
Posts: 23,547

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
07 triumph D675(sold)
05 busa LE (sold)
03 rc51 (sold)
99 superhawk (wrecked)
01 shadow 1100 (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Iautorico View Post
I hope so. Like the valve cover type? The vent is a hollow tube that goes up to the airbox...
yup, comes out of the crankcase thought, not a valve cover
witchdoctor575 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:28 PM   #5
Iautorico
Nil Conscire Sibi
 
Iautorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 508

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500




Member Garage


No I meant the Silicon... Orange permatex for the valve covers will work????
__________________
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord will wipe away tears from off all faces"
Iautorico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #6
witchdoctor575
certified shutterbug
 
witchdoctor575's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alvin
Feedback Rating: (11)
Posts: 23,547

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
07 triumph D675(sold)
05 busa LE (sold)
03 rc51 (sold)
99 superhawk (wrecked)
01 shadow 1100 (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Iautorico View Post
No I meant the Silicon... Orange permatex for the valve covers will work????
i would imagine it would, but why not just go buy the proper gaskets?
witchdoctor575 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #7
Iautorico
Nil Conscire Sibi
 
Iautorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 508

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500




Member Garage


Cause Im ridiculously impatient. The gaskets will be here next weekend... The ol is on everything. And it's my daily...
__________________
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord will wipe away tears from off all faces"
Iautorico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 09:41 PM   #8
ScooterTrash
ConroePowderCoating.com
 
ScooterTrash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cut n Shoot
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 17,239


Bike(s):
lots of em






your on the right path, definitely check the crankcase vent, sounds like its pushing the oil out
__________________
[COLOR="Lime"][B]Highway HorrorS c.c.[/B][/COLOR]



[QUOTE=Mr.D;2764337]
I respect scootertrash because well... He's like the Jesus of building and fixing .
[/QUOTE]
ScooterTrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #9
Iautorico
Nil Conscire Sibi
 
Iautorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 508

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500




Member Garage


The vent is breathing fine... ??? Any other ideas?
__________________
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord will wipe away tears from off all faces"
Iautorico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 11:04 PM   #10
ScooterTrash
ConroePowderCoating.com
 
ScooterTrash's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cut n Shoot
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 17,239


Bike(s):
lots of em






Quote:
Originally Posted by Iautorico View Post
The vent is breathing fine... ??? Any other ideas?
I find it weird all of a sudden its sprouting leaks, says pressure to me, do you have a crankcase and top end vent or just one. I dont know the bike but do some internet research and maybe you will find a common issue and cure with others of the same make.
__________________
[COLOR="Lime"][B]Highway HorrorS c.c.[/B][/COLOR]



[QUOTE=Mr.D;2764337]
I respect scootertrash because well... He's like the Jesus of building and fixing .
[/QUOTE]
ScooterTrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 01:17 AM   #11
Iautorico
Nil Conscire Sibi
 
Iautorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 508

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500




Member Garage


I only have one vent tube to the top of the airbox...
__________________
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord will wipe away tears from off all faces"
Iautorico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #12
Iautorico
Nil Conscire Sibi
 
Iautorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 508

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500




Member Garage


Anyone else???
BTW, I can't seem to remove the side cover on the right side(Ignition) cover.
__________________
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord will wipe away tears from off all faces"
Iautorico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 06:19 PM   #13
Squanto84
Ruh Roh..
 
Squanto84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (7)
Posts: 2,384

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+






Member Garage





Right side ignition cover doesn't hold oil in, it's just decorative. If you have oil coming from there, then it's probably a crank seal behind the ignition rotor
__________________
Roadracing a dirtbike..? Now that's just stupid! -Dad
Squanto84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #14
Iautorico
Nil Conscire Sibi
 
Iautorico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Houston, East Side
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 508

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki GS500




Member Garage


No the side cover is leaking and I cant get it off. The ignition cover, then ignition, then the side cover. Took it all off and all screws out the side cover but it just wont budge and I don't wanna crack it...
__________________
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord will wipe away tears from off all faces"
Iautorico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 12:39 AM   #15
signpimp
Senior Member
 
signpimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 781

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2002 klx110









Send a message via MSN to signpimp
tap it with a rubber mallet. it should pop loose
signpimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy