Oil leak


Oil leak

Postby AshishNJ » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:50 pm

Bike has about 1000 miles after complete rebuild. No issues whatsoever
Went for a 100 mile trip last week and on the way stopped for lunch . I could see the smoke from near the pipes and upon close inspection, leak was evident. Small drops from where head meats lower engine block.
I am wondering if there is an easy was to address it or I am looking at un assembly

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Re: Oil leak

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:40 pm

Are you sure the leak isn't a bit further up in the engine at the cam chain adjuster bolt?
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Re: Oil leak

Postby AshishNJ » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:20 am

It did not seem like it . I will have to check more closely. Hopefully that is the case. If not , I am assuming that I will need a gasket replacement ?
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Re: Oil leak

Postby daves79x » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:52 am

There is a 90% chance it is not the base gasket. You will have to look it over very carefully to see where it is actually coming from. Steve is likely correct - the cam chain adjuster bolt is by far the most common leak, but it could be oil running down a stud and showing up there.

Changing the base gasket is no small job.

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Re: Oil leak

Postby AshishNJ » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:31 pm

Thanks Dave.
I hope to see a sunny day and will take it out for spin
Hopefully I will find out why she weeps :)
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Re: Oil leak

Postby Michael Vidovic » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:02 pm

if you give it to me for a year or two i will find the leak!!!!!! And I will not give it back till I find the bugger.
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Re: Oil leak

Postby AshishNJ » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:54 am

I don't see you finding the leak for a decade :)
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Re: Oil leak

Postby Larry Zimmer » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:05 pm

Michael Vidovic wrote:if you give it to me for a year or two i will find the leak!!!!!! And I will not give it back till I find the bugger.


What a helluva offer!! :lol: Somehow, I think you 'read' that one, Ashish!
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Re: Oil leak

Postby AshishNJ » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:17 pm

I was tempted to take up on the offer :)
She is hibernating now . I will have to get my hands dirty this summer
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Re: Oil leak

Postby Larry Zimmer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:44 pm

If I remember correctly (that's a big if for me!) there is a rubber plug in that cam chain adjuster. It will leak, often, with old age. (Beginning to sound like a theme for me!) Anyhow, look closely for that. Can be a bit tricky to notice it. Leaves such a light film coming down the block until it gathers in a little drop at the bottom. Look at Partzilla, or others. It's in the cam chain tensioner micro-fiche. #18 approx. $5. Good luck.
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