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Old 07-16-2014, 08:25 AM   #1
noeladdy OP
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2008 Concours 14, head gasket

What's an 'ultra small gravity fed leak in the head gasket?'

I was looking at an ebay bike and I saw that description. What's it mean?

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Old 07-17-2014, 10:56 AM   #2
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ask for a picture, and is it oil or coolant. it's possible the head is slightly warped and once the engine heats up it closes up, but usually anything that leaks due to gravity will usually leak more under pressure. if you are lucky..... there are drain holes from the spark plug area... maybe valve cover gasket leaks oil into that area when the bike runs & it continues to drain when the bike is off. need more info
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:15 PM   #3
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It means unless you are ready to tear it apart,most likely the smallest of the problems donot buy it. like my excellent ,3400 mile, bent triples .
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