oil leak

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oil leak

Post by browntuna5647 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:18 am

I just noticed an oil leak up under the exhaust manifold. Prior to this, I did have some oil getting on the right foot peg from time to time in which I wiped off with a rag. There was also some along the right side in general. Bike has 55K on it , and I tried to tighten all the bolt hardware just a little bit thinking gasket age , but it is pretty wet under there, more so on the right side than the left. Performance is not affected by this, but I think maybe head gasket?, manifold gasket? , any ideas?

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Re: oil leak

Post by dingdong » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:35 am

Valve cover gaskets, cam shaft seals, or perhaps the tach cable o-ring on right side. Left side could also be a shift shaft seal.

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Re: oil leak

Post by Fred Camper » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm

Most likely not to do with a head gasket. The post above is the most likely scenario.

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