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  • Oil leak

    Have a new oil leak near base of the jugs,behind the air intake. I also am getting oil into the bottom of the intake housing.

  • #2
    Do you have stock intake and is head vent still pluged into it? Recent oil change and quantity?

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    • #3
      If you’ve put too much oil in the engine, crank case pressures blows it out the vent tube from the back valve cover into the air cleaner housing. Makes a mess.

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      • #4
        got some pics of where it is leaking?

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        • #5
          That’s the classic sign of oil blowing out the breather tube from the rear head. Never use the dipstick to check the oil. It is notoriously inaccurate. Only put 4 quarts in at each change. These bikes don’t use or leak oil and even if they did, the oil tank holds about 2 of the 4 quarts. Reroute the breather tube from the rear head to another small filter either down low or like some do to a filter under the fuel tank just behind the ignition.

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          • 2time
            2time commented
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            Is it possible to drain just the oil tank without affecting the crankcase oil level?

        • #6
          Oil out of the breather, thinking may be residual....Just changed oil and filter...4 qrts.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by 2time View Post
            Is it possible to drain just the oil tank without affecting the crankcase oil level?
            Yes there is a drain plug for each but I don't know why you would want to do this. Is a pump between the two. Removing only one plug will not drain the crankcase and the tank, you have to pull both plugs. There have been cases where riders I've only pulled one plug which only drains about 2 quarts and then have tried to add 4 quarts. This won't work.

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            • #8
              I was thinking if the bike was over filled, the tank could be drained and 2 quarts put back in.
              Better to have questions you can’t answer than answers you can’t question

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              • #9
                Last fall just before I drained the oil before winter storage went for a ride to warm up. Just for fun I decided to cut up 2 windshield washer containers and drain each plug into a separate container. This was done about 15 mins after the ride. The levels were near identical. Not sure over time how much would be in each.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by 2time View Post
                  I was thinking if the bike was over filled, the tank could be drained and 2 quarts put back in.
                  The level in each could be very different depending on length of ride, rpm prior to shut down, heat, etc. The fact that the dipstick frequently shows different levels proves this. No need to guess, just drain both, add 4 and be done with it.

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