1993 SE


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cap10paul
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1993 SE

Postby cap10paul » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:38 pm



On a trip currently on hwy 101 in central ca and developed a leak. Mid way under bike. Fins on bottom of engine black and were always dry before. Don't have access to schematics. 50 cent size leak after overnight. Engine has 230,000 miles and otherwise sound.
Thanks for any ideas.



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Re: 1993 SE

Postby raycw » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:36 am

I guess it would help to know if you can tell exactly WHAT IS LEAKING??
Oil, Coolant, Brake fluid??

If it's oil then it's maybe a loose oil drain bolt or oil filter. I know that when you change the oil filter you need to double check if the old seal is stuck to the engine. If you miss it and spin on a new filter you'll get a leak… usually a big leak.

Have you done anything to the bike lately? Or has anyone else touched it???

Some more information would help.

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Re: 1993 SE

Postby cap10paul » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:03 am

Thanks for the reply,
No one has touched it and I am still in the middle of a trip (2,000 miles) . Tried to get a smell on the oil to see if it was gear oil or brake fluid but my sniffer is off. Definitely oily. Changed the oil before I left a month ago but no leaks until now. Is there any gear oil seals or areas that could cause a leak forward of the center stand?
Thanks again for the help.

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Re: 1993 SE

Postby TennX » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:30 am

Im new to the 1500 so this is just a thought from all my reading , what about the shifter seal, where it goes into the block.....good luck and stay safe....
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Re: 1993 SE

Postby robb » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:09 pm

If the oil was changed before a problem started could it be leaking from the oil plug, might need a new crush washer. Oil may travel before it drips.

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Re: 1993 SE

Postby st4r50 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:34 pm

There's no gear oil that far forward.

Keep an eye on your engine oil level while you're on your trip. Try to clean the oil off and see where it comes from before it covers the whole bottom again. 50 cent size puddle is pretty small when you consider the oil temp when you stop for the day. Although I wouldn't want a leak at all, at least it's only leaking a little bit. This is provided you have oil left in it to leak out.
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Re: 1993 SE

Postby twostrokes48 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:07 pm

If you have a skid plate (belly plate), sometimes when you drain the old oil out, some gets between the plate and the engine....it will slowly, eventually leak out onto the ground...I had that same problem last month on my trip to Winnipeg...Changed oil before I left, got oil between the belly plate and the engine...I dripped oil everyplace I stopped for almost the entire trip. Of course the quick way is to drop the belly pan and clean it and the bottom of the engine. Just a thought.




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