Oil leak, lower right side


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woolz123
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Oil leak, lower right side

Postby woolz123 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:11 am



I have an oil leak on the lower right side. It is located behind where the motor is attached to the frame. There appears to be a wire (sensor?) attached by a small phillips head screw that I just can't get to. It seems to be leaking from where that connection is made. Can anybody tell me how to get a screwdriver in there? What does that wire go to? I would appreciate any help I can get. What a place to get to. Thanks



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Re: Oil leak, lower right side

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:15 am

sounds like the neutral saftey switch.The o-ring may be leaking.The haynes manual says this can be replaced by removing the right exhaust,then removing the switch.However they also say to pry the frame out of the way by 1 or 2 mm to remove switch.I dont think prying on the frame is such a good idea.Does your neutral light work o.k.?Perhapes others on this forum have a better way of fixing the switch other than pulling the engine.Regards,Johnyy

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Re: Oil leak, lower right side

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:14 am

Or it's the oil filter screen cover..both are right were the frame is..hard to get at..loosen the lower engine mount and spread the frame a bit..if you get both out use a shorter bolt on the one hits the frame..for next time makes it easier. If it is the filter cover..
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Re: Oil leak, lower right side

Postby woolz123 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:14 am

No, my neutral light stays on all the time. Quite annoying, I have ended up putting a piece of electrical tape over it just to cover in up. I'm used to that not working but the oil leak really concerns me. Thanks




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