Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: North Carolina
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New oil leak
Got my bike back from getting some Angel St's and was checking for the coolant leak I had noticed before bringing it there.
Just had to tighten the hose clamps and it looks fine but I noticed from behind the sprocket cover that there seemed to be an oil leak somewhere around the sprocket.
Took the cover off and it looks like a small leak somewhere in that vicinity.
When I first got the bike I found some leaks and noticed a lot of the case cover bolts as well as the pan bolts were pretty loose. Tightening them solved the problem and I hope this is similar but was wondering if anybody else had the same thing.
There's gunk in there from chain lubing but there's definately a small leak going on somehwere in the area. There's a bolt the oil's dripping off of that is vertical and bigger than the little case cover bolts and I hope I can just cinch it down like I did all the other loose bolts but nothing in my life has been that easy lately. (Dad was killed while riding with me but you probably saw the thread. This was after my cat of 19 years had to be put down earlier in the summer, wife has a miscarriage, Dad gets taken out, the hurricane, the 1 day snow storm, and the night before Dad's memorial gathering one of my 2 new cats we got in June has to be put down at an emergency vet at 3:30am! WTF?!)
Guess I just gotta clean the affected area, run it and wait but judging by how small it looks it's going to be fun rooting around a warm engine. Hope it's not the sprocket shaft seal but I don't tighten the chain THAT tight!
Last edited by 03svrider; 12-04-12 at 09:00.