Something I should worry about?


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Something I should worry about?

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:54 pm



I've had my 1800 for sometime now and I've noticed that I get some oil dripping from the crankcase. This happens when it sits for a couple of weeks. When it's ridden it doesn't happen. Only when it's sits for a couple of weeks.
Is it something to be concerned about or do they all do that?



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Re: Something I should worry about?

Postby themainviking » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:01 pm

Nope. Not all. Mine does not leave an oil mark. First winter it was stored cold, it dumped some antifreeze, but not since. You might wish to check your crankcase drain bolt to make sure there is a crush washer on it at your next oil change. Or maybe that your oil filter is on right - not loose, not too tight. Either will allow seepage.
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Re: Something I should worry about?

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:07 pm

themainviking wrote:Nope. Not all. Mine does not leave an oil mark. First winter it was stored cold, it dumped some antifreeze, but not since. You might wish to check your crankcase drain bolt to make sure there is a crush washer on it at your next oil change. Or maybe that your oil filter is on right - not loose, not too tight. Either will allow seepage.

I'll check asap.
Thanks for that. For a hobby I'm an old car wrencher and haven't thought of that. Motorcycles are a bit of a mistery as apposed to a 65 Cadillac.

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Re: Something I should worry about?

Postby golden highway » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:25 pm

Where is the oil coming from? Could it be your shifter seal leaking?

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Re: Something I should worry about?

Postby c5cruiser » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:36 pm

golden highway wrote:Where is the oil coming from? Could it be your shifter seal leaking?


It's behind the front cowling.
I'll have to wait until it sits again to be sure since it been ridden the past 2 days.

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Re: Something I should worry about?

Postby c5cruiser » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:40 am

When I got back from the local burger stand it was really leaking oil. So I waited until it cooled off and followed the trial of oil that had been seeping from the wing. Well the last person that did the oil change (not I) left the oil filter finger and not hand tight. I was able to tighten it, clean the floor and place a couple of paper shop towels under it. I ran it until it was warm and so far so good. No leaks!
I'll check it again tomorrow and make sure that the oil level is holding and check for any leaks, give it another bath and take it for a ride. Let's hope it holds. :D




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