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  • Oil Leak Help

    I'm glad the forum is back up, the last two times i dropped by i couldn't find it! Kind of a scary thought for sure, no RSC! I haven't been around in a while because i got a non RS project bike so i've been wrenching on it and just riding the RS instead of doing ad-ons/maintenance to the RS.

    However i have noticed an oil seeping/drip from the cam cover/decompression solenoid area. The drip isn't bad enough that i see oil on the ground but when i look under the bike i see some seeping light drip. Before i start tearing into anything i thought i'd ask here if there are any known issues with oil leaks like this and where i should look first. Any help is appreciated.

    I'm SO GLAD the forum is still around!

    Regards
    2012 Road Star Silverado S

  • #2
    I would look Above and Forward for any other leak that may be blowing or running to that lower area . Super clean above and forward , then go for a ride and stop maybe every hour into the ride and look carefully . I know I've been Surprised before .

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    • D-Fresh
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      I did that and no luck yet with this method.

  • #3
    Yep... Brake cleaner and some paper towels... Clean entire underside and bottom of both sides of motor. Also cylinder heads.... Then start in driveway and let run with piece of cardboard under neath and come back 10 minutes and look everything over carefully
    LET'S RIDE

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    • D-Fresh
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      Tried this too, didn't see the source.

  • #4
    orings on the chrome oil tubes where they go into the engine. It is right in that area. there is also the braided oil line in that area. If you think it is from the cam cover just pull it off and reseal with new gasket. 5 minute job.

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    • D-Fresh
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      I looked there, dry as a bone.

  • #5
    If you have your breather tube connected to the air intake box it could be coming from there also and just dripping down.

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    • D-Fresh
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      I moved to a remote filter a while back.

  • #6
    Thanks for the replies, I will update when i find something.
    2012 Road Star Silverado S

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    • #7
      The chrome oil line o-rings are leaking on mine, at the bottom end. They seem to be on backorder from BikeBandit. I ordered them almost a month ago, still backordered. Ordered another pair from eBay, don't wanna wait for them any longer, should be here in a couple days, but now I will have a set for the next time. Didn't try ordering from my local stealer....

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      • #8
        If you can't find where the leak is, let it get dirty and don't clean it. Then after riding, look for the clean spot where oil might be leaking out.

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        • #9
          This looks like where the oil is coming from. Has anyone had the seal go out on the decomp lever?

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          2012 Road Star Silverado S

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          • #10
            I've actually seen a couple post recently on FB about a leak there.

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            • D-Fresh
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              Do you recall if they where fuelies or carbonated?

          • #11
            Thanks dave for the reply.

            Seems weird though, mine is a 2012 with 30k miles, there are bikes here on the forum with way more miles than that and this is the first time i've heard of that leak in the 2 years i've been on the forum. Although there aren't many fuelies on the forum, wonder if that has anything to do with it? Wonder if that part was changed on the later bikes?
            2012 Road Star Silverado S

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            • davej
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              The only one I have seen was on the Eagles bike. I have heard a couple others talk about it on their bike though. Absolutely not a common problem

          • #12
            What are eagles bikes? I guess as problems go this shouldn't be too bad.
            2012 Road Star Silverado S

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            • #13
              The eagles bike was one I built for the Celina Eagle Riders raffle. A bunch of us here at the clinic donated money to purchase a 03 R* and then many more donated parts to either use or sell to purchase parts to build the bike to raffle. The proceeds of the raffle went to the Eagle Riders of Celina OH who in turn helped out some local charities and 1 $1000 scholarship. The eagle Riders hosted M&G's for hundreds of us for about 4 years. We raised almost 15K and raffled one of the most beautiful R*'s ever built. Smokescreens lived near me and helped in the build along with RessleJ, He did a fantastic custom paint job . The bike was won by a member in Canada. Custom seats were donated by Chiefriceburner and ED seats.

              Others on the build team that helped (behind the scenes due to living across the country in different states than me) included

              Warden
              Rodney
              Ironman
              Ultrastar

              All were members here and some still are. This project couldn't have happened without the help from them and the members of the RSC with their generous donations for the build.
              Here is a pic of some of the eagle Riders the day they picked up the bike from my house.

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