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Unhappy Leaky Clutch Cover.. I think

Ok, so i noticed that i was getting some buildup on my lower fairings, a little nastier looking than the normal road grime. Upon touching the muck i realize it is almost certainly oil, joy!... So after pulling the lower and mid fairings off the clutch side i see the engine is pretty much covered in a light film of oil and road crap starting about 3/4 of the way up the clutch cover and running back as far as minor traces on the swingarm. After cleaning it all off fairly well i took it for a short ride fairings still off and afterward found some oil hanging off the clutch cover mounting screws. Is there anything i should check before goin all out and pulling the cover and reapplying sealant? I will get pics up shortly. Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: My bike is an 03 600rr, 4500 miles on gauges, has been downed on clutch side. I believe it was a high side but not for sure. Changed oil 3 weeks back, honda HP3 oil.

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have you taken the cover off recently.
if so just remove and reseal.
i found the real thick white hondabond 4 that has the consistency of peanut butter to work well.

the yamabond stuff that has the consistency of motor oil sucks for staying on the metal surface
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have you taken the cover off recently.
if so just remove and reseal.
i found the real thick white hondabond 4 that has the consistency of peanut butter to work well.

the yamabond stuff that has the consistency of motor oil sucks for staying on the metal surface
I've actually never had the clutch cover off, so i figure the leak is a result of the bike being downed. Just that it has gotten steadily worse and is now blatantly obvious. Is removing and replacing the clutch cover relatively simple. I'm pretty mechanically inclined but also don't want to risk damaging the bike. Could a slight overfill on the oil cause leaking??
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AN overfill in the oil unless drastic won't cause leakage - most likely ythe seal on the clutch cover broke when it was crashed - there is a write up with pictures on this site for how to take off/put on the cover - it's not that hard to do, oh and I used the permatex ultra black, worked great
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