Oil leak


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teazle
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Oil leak

Post by teazle » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:35 pm



Anyone know what this bolt does its loose with oil passing by it . Thread is stripped
Any help would be great. Thanks in advance
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DaveO430
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Re: Oil leak

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:59 pm

it's one of the bolts that hold the cases together. Way too deep to use a thread insert.

teazle
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Re: Oil leak

Post by teazle » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:03 pm

Thanks for your reply.
I wonder how it got stripped.

DaveO430
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Re: Oil leak

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:28 pm

teazle wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:03 pm
Thanks for your reply.
I wonder how it got stripped.
Not but 1 way, it got overtightened.

f1xrupr
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Re: Oil leak

Post by f1xrupr » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:17 pm

You may be able to screw a 1/4 - 20 bolt in the hole. Yes, its a cross thread, but, with a fiber washer behind it, it might stop the oil.
I think I would use a grade 8 bolt if I tried it. Grade 8s are strong, and less likely to break.
My exercise bike is a goldwing.

teazle
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Re: Oil leak

Post by teazle » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:02 am

Thanks for that I will let you know how I get on
I will need to jack up engine to remove the bolt abd inspect it.

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Re: Oil leak

Post by f1xrupr » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:11 am

Sence thats on the left side (kick stand side) of the bike, that makes it kinda easy. That bottom section of frame comes out (unbolts). You must put it on the center stand to remove it, because the side kick stand is attached to the section of frame that you will be removing.
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ekvh
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Re: Oil leak

Post by ekvh » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:02 am

It doesn’t look like the source of your leak. (Maybe leaks?) It looks as though it is coming from the front cover area? There are a few places which can leak oil there.

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Re: Oil leak

Post by teazle » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:40 am

Will fix this then look
I think you may be right



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