Dripping oil from tube


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Dripping oil from tube

Postby ohiobiker » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:36 pm



My 1984 GL1200 Interstate is dripping oil from the tube leading from the engine down under. It's not dripping constant only after I ride for awhile. I can smell the oil dropping on my exhaust while riding on the highway. It also drips a few drops parked afterwards.

What is the cause of this discharge from this tube?



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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:35 am

Any chance you can post a picture of the tube, so we can identify which one it may be?

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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby ohiobiker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:40 am

I will try. But it maybe difficult.

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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby canal mark » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:41 am

I have had an 1100 and now a 1200 and both have leaked oil. I never noticed a tube. Mine seem to leak from the left head when running and on the kickstand. I think this is common due to the design of the engine, but I could be wrong and have gotten two bikes with leaking head gaskets.

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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby ohiobiker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:58 am

I don't know if the tube just caught the oil flying from other areas and dripping or its the tube itself dripping. I have one picture the shows the tube running down the side of the bike near the battery area down under the bike. Hope you can tell from the pic where the tube relates too. It's the gold tube on the left side of the pic, behind the garment where the side cover hooks into.
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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby ohiobiker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:25 am

It wasnt the tube. The tube just caught the flying oil while riding. I warmed up the bike today and looked for leaks. I found a dripping leak below the bike below the oil filter and radiater thermostate. Looks like a gasket leaking. Do you know what the name of the unit is called so I can get a gasket? See attached picture.
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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby ohiobiker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:32 am

Found the problem. I wiped off the oil and ran the bike. It wasn't a gasket leaking. There was a small pin hole in the front of the housing leaking oil. Previous owner must of hit something. I just added JD Weld puddy on the hole and the area. Waiting on the putty to set within the hour I should know.

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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:27 pm

ohiobiker wrote:I don't know if the tube just caught the oil flying from other areas and dripping or its the tube itself dripping. I have one picture the shows the tube running down the side of the bike near the battery area down under the bike. Hope you can tell from the pic where the tube relates too. It's the gold tube on the left side of the pic, behind the garment where the side cover hooks into.


That gold-colored tube is the crankcase breather, incidentally. I see your stator plug is still intact - you might want to cut that off and solder the yellow wires directly, especially being that you have a 1200, which is somewhat delicate when it comes to stators.

As mentioned in the other thread, you just plugged up your weep hole, which is doing exactly what it is supposed to do, in letting the oil out instead of intermixing oil and coolant.

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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby Fewman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:10 am

There was a small pin hole in the front of the housing leaking oil.


Not sure about an '84 but there may be a weep hole in that area. My '75 has one and the seal(s) in the water pump can go bad and depending on which one, can bleed oil or anti-freeze out the weep hole.

Maybe someone with 1200 experience can chime in here on weep hole existance...

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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby actionpack » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:52 pm

there is 2 o-rings on the water pump , each o-ring seals the oil on 1 end from getting by the seal on water pump and the other seal on the front of water pump keeps the coolant from leaking past that o-ring , if either of these spring a leak water or oil will weep from the hole , or if the bearing seal goes bad you will have a leak , i'v got this problem myself right now , getting all the parts i need to do the job together ,
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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby ohiobiker » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:47 pm

I haven't oreder my parts yet, but soon will. If you get yours done soon let me know how it went.

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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby Larry3609 » Wed May 04, 2011 6:06 am

That weep hole is there for a purpose, it is to let u know u have a problem with either the seal for oil or a water pump gone bad, I just replaced my water pump on 85 wing because it was leaking out the weep hole,also got the complete seal package to do the job. My86 wing was leaking oil out of the weep hole also replaced the seals on that and replaced the water pump found out the bearings were bad on the pump. so i would say u have a seal that has failed and needs to be replaced, u can get a complete seal package and do the job your self, its not an easy job but if u take your time it can be done, their are some good articles on this forum that walk u through it.

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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby ohiobiker » Wed May 04, 2011 9:33 am

I ordered a new pump and seal kit last Friday. I figured if I am going to take everything out, I might as well replace the pump also. I am also going to attempt to do the work myself. I have my mechanic manual for the bike that shows step by step how to do it. Thanks, and I will update you when I am done with it.
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Re: Dripping oil from tube

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 06, 2011 2:38 pm

ohiobiker wrote:I ordered a new pump and seal kit last Friday. I figured if I am going to take everything out, I might as well replace the pump also. I am also going to attempt to do the work myself. I have my mechanic manual for the bike that shows step by step how to do it. Thanks, and I will update you when I am done with it.


The procedure is substantially the same as shown here for the 1100: How to remove and replace your water pump. Take your time, keep everything clean, lubricate those O-rings before installing them, and be gentle installing the pump into the housing. You should do fine!




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