F650GS: Newb- can somebody help me with a leak

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by dirttransitions, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. dirttransitions

    dirttransitions Adventurer

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    hi all- I've owned my 2002 bmw f650gs for about 7 hours now and 80 miles. This wet tube/leak has developed and previous owner reports never seeing the entire hose wet- just that it needed drained every once in a while. There's nothing to drain and after a wipe down and continued riding- wet all over again. Any help would be appreciated.

    Brand new to dirt/dual sport riding. Got my feet wet with an r1100rt and now on a r1200rt. And the f650...loving it!!!

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  2. dirttransitions

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    Oops. Moved there. Thanks
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  3. WayneC

    WayneC Long timer

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    That is the oil overflow tube from the air box, it suggests there is some oil in the collection area, take a look in the air box. The PO indicating it needed draining periodically suggests some pressurisation of the crank case or that the oil system has been overfilled, worth looking into
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  4. DESERTJUL

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    Is it possible to get a good amount of oil in the air box from a tip over?
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  5. Murf2

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    Why yes, yes it is. DAMHIK

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  6. dirttransitions

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    It's all but fixed. Found out the rubber gasket at the bottom of the airbox was pretty shot so any/all oil getting into the airbox (from tipping over likely) had a straight drop. Replaced the gasket with some extra RTV for good measure!
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