Oil Leak Help

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  1. ShadySmurf

    ShadySmurf Does Own Stunts

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    Anyone have a leak from here before? If do what did you do? About to get in the fische to figure out what it is, guessing the neutral indicator switch. Thanks fellas.
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  2. ShadySmurf

    ShadySmurf Does Own Stunts

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    Answered my own questions, gear position sensor, has a 39 cent o-ring behind it. Aft bolt was a bit loose as well so hopefully that will fix it in itself. Carry on. :1drink
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  3. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    I've seen that problem before on here. Easy fix.
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  4. Deepc

    Deepc Been here awhile

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    This just happened to me. One of my bolts was stripped out. I taped the holes and put in slightly longer bolts.
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  5. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Don't over tighten those small bolts. Like 6nm.
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  6. Black Hills

    Black Hills Long timer

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    Had the same problem. Overfilled oil level seems to be the culprit.
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  7. booger1

    booger1 Been here awhile

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    Just discovered mine leaking as well. Can I pull it out with out having to drain the oil first?
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  8. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Another idea, replace those bolts with studs, less likely hood of stripping if they are not going in and out too often.
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  9. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Just lay the bike on the side. No problem, other than pickin' it back up. :evil
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  10. booger1

    booger1 Been here awhile

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    Went ahead and pulled it out while on center stand, leaked some oil but not bad. Soaked o-ring in some ATF for about 20 min. and reinstalled verifing no nicks in the o-ring. Been sitting for about 2 hours and see no more oil leaking, the real test will be getting it up to operating temp and riding it. Somtime this weekend I'll do that, but so far so good.
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  11. Peanuts

    Peanuts Long timer

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    Its a dry sump setup. Oil tank level has no bearing on the oil level in the engine.
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