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post #1 of 13 Old 03-24-2005, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Oil leaking out of new motor

Last night I get my friends together and we are going out.

I was so happy, I was taking my bike out for the first time in almost 4 months.

We just on the interstate to head down south.

I am keeping a good clip, nothing crazy, cruising at about 120 or so.

I come up on some denser traffic and go to drop a gear.

And I go to drop a gear, and I am trying to find the shifter as it does not seem to be where I left it.

I look down and sure as shit, there is nothing down there!!!!!

WTF!!! The damn shifter nubb fell off.

We pull off an exit and I tell everone to pull into the gas station.

I get off the bike to look at my shifter and see that everything is covered in OIL!!!!!!

AGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *(&%^&*%%^*)&(^^&&*&*()&(*!!!!!!!!

Anyway I buy a flashlight and try to figure out what is going on.

I added some Mobil OIL to the bike as I could not see my sight window thanks to my new carbon Fiber Lower and putted it to my firends house.

I took the lower aff and there was about a 1/2 quart of oil sitting in it.

Clean everything up and looked for the source.

Fast forward for a while and it is seeping out of the top of the gasket on the left engine cover.

Took the bike into another shop and basically they said that if the motor cases are not perfectly lined up anymore it causes the gasket surface to be out of square.

He recommended that we Yamabond (basically JB Weld) the area up.

My race bike has the same probelm and solution.

I said to go for it as the area is covered by my lower and I hope to never have the motor apart again anyway.

So we are going to try and go out tonight again.

Lets see if tonight things go better.

As far as the shifter nub I have some Sato spares for my race bike and it fit on the Giles Rearset perfectly.

ya ya ya...
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That bike has proved to be a real headache. I'm not picturing were it's leaking from. Gonna check my bike latter just to get the visual. cases being out of square or not properly fitted doesn't sound like a good thing. Hope it all works out!

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So was it leaking near the starter motor (small round circle) or from the crankcase? The starter motor has a bunc of oil seals to seal on the crankcase (3). I bet they did not clean off the old gasket and that is creating a seal that is more than desirable. It took me over two hours just to scrape off all of the old gasket.

Take the cover off and replace the gasket yourself. Make sure to clean off all of the oil good and oil...JB Weld looks like poop
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If your case covers are bad, buy some Woodcraft covers. They look awesome, and provide way better protection.

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So was it leaking near the starter motor (small round circle) or from the crankcase? The starter motor has a bunc of oil seals to seal on the crankcase (3). I bet they did not clean off the old gasket and that is creating a seal that is more than desirable. It took me over two hours just to scrape off all of the old gasket.

Take the cover off and replace the gasket yourself. Make sure to clean off all of the oil good and oil...JB Weld looks like poop

Bninja,

I am replacing a car motor right now because of loss of oil pressure only 3weeks after it came back from the damm dealer who replaced oil pan, head cover, and plenum gaskets.

So I while dismantling the whole motor I noticed they never even cleaned all the motor surfaces and I paid around $800 for this job. There are some lazy ass mechanics out there.
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Crispin you luck has got to turn around. Hope you get it all straighted out.
That is a nice looking bike not to be running the way it looks.
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That stinks about the oil....I had a friend blow his oil plug doin about 140.....covered the entire bike with oil, and smoke was everywhere. He/you are lucky the oil didn't cause you to wreck. Be thankful for that.

And I had the same problem with my shifter.....LOK-TITE!!!




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Yes that reminds me, I have had one blow out at about 40, a buddy flew up beside me and
I shut the bike off. It could have been a lot worse for you. Get it fixed and get to the Gap.
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you are lucky...
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C'mon Crispin, dont leave us hangin...




For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil full of deadly poison.
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