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Leaking oil PLEASE HELP!!!

Hey guys,

Yesterday I was in the process of taking off my front fairings to install my HID's (which are amazing!!!) and I noticed the inside of my lower fairing was completely covered in oil as was the bottom of the engine. IT WAS EVERYWHERE!!
So I got out my trusty bottle of de-greaser and sprayed the inside of the fairing and the bottom of the engine.
I also checked my oil filter (which Honda changed) and my oil drain plug. Neither of which were loose at all. I ran my finger along the entire gasket on the bottom of the engine and I didn't feel any irregularities in it. So I finished my install of my HID's and went on a ride.

When I got back home I check my bike again. There was oil on my clutch cover,the right side of my swingarm and my right shoe. It only comes out on the right side...

I'm puzzled?!?!

My oil light is not on and I check the oil level constantly, its half way up the viewing glass...

I have gone down on my right side once at like 5mph (took a turn with cold tires and it just slid out from under me) but I had (still do) Motovation No-cut Frame sliders. One of my buddies told me that because it is a no-cut that they could have pushed the engine over a couple Millimeters and that could have shifted my gasket or I could have a hair line crack somewhere...

Well basically what I’m asking is what can I do? Would my accident have caused this to happen? I have the extended warranty should I take my bike in?
The reason I haven't taken her in yet, is because I lost my job in Dec. when I got hit by a drunk driver head on in my Jeep Wrangler and injured my right knee.
So no Job = no money...

Any help you guys can give me is appreciated.

THANKS,
John (relic06)

P.S. Just put my bike in my garage because there calling for snow. I rubbed my finger across my clutch cover and the oil was back again and my bike had a burning smell when I shut it off. Also i think there was metal in the oil.
(its 5:51am here and I can't sleep because im worried about my baby )

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I would take off your lowers and your upper and lower right mids, clean everything up really well, then start the bike and see what happens. You may have had a puddle of oil in your fairings that leaked out of the fill cap when youdropped your bike. A little bit of oil can make a huge mess.

FWIW, I dropped mine on the right side on the track at about 100 mph, right on the frame slider. No issues.
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Second thought. Is it a fork seal?
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idk? how could i check? im still kinda newish to working on bikes...

my forks dont feel any different.

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bump...anyone else had this problem my bike has 6573 miles on it forgot to post that
I search the forum the only thing i saw was problems from "break-in"

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I don't have any ideas that you can use to fix it yourself, unless you can find the source of the leak.. My recommendation is that you take it to a place that you trust for repairs, as you have the warranty, and let them check it out.

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i would but its gonna be snowing and icing for three days...

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as posted above either fork seals or somewhere on the motor. either clean it real well and see if you can find out the source or take it somewhere with warranty work.

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I would clean it again and then run the engine while stationary to see where the oil starts to come out.
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yeah take the fairings off and see where it comes from, it might have got double gasketed on the oil filter if you said they just changed it for you I've seen that happen a couple of times
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yeah take the fairings off and see where it comes from, it might have got double gasketed on the oil filter if you said they just changed it for you I've seen that happen a couple of times
so what now? double gasket-ed?
i thought oil filters had O rings on them like cars?

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They have a gasket on them and sometimes when you take the oil filter off, the gasket stays on and nobody checks the oil filter. Then when they put the new oil filter on there are two gaskets which can cause an oil leak. I did that once... my bad!

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Definately need to find the leak before you can fix anything. If a fork seal was leaking, ( which cold temperatures seem to help them leak) You would see the oil rumming down the fork slider.

If the motor is leaking... doubt that it will be covered under warranty. Once you fint it, let us know.

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thanks guy ill do that after work

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def. not my oil filter or my bolt...

i think its coming from the bottom right of my clutch cover???

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sounds like the cover was replaced before you bought it (assuming you bought it used) and it was not sealed correctly.
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nope bought brand new!

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or so you think

jk i dont have any idea lol
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Check the O-Ring on the oil cap on the right side of the bike. My friend had this problem with oil all over the right side of his bike & couldn't figure out where it was coming from. I pulled off the little oil cap cover & he was missing the O-Ring. We replaced it (10 part), cleaned the oil off the bike, took it for a long ride & everything was fine (no more leaking oil). Hope your fix is as cheap & easy as his. Good Luck.
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checking....

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You may just have to wait and take it to the dealership. If its under warranty. I was about to say that it could be just bad assembly mechanic but then it would leak all the time. I would recomment just taking the clutch cover off and then putting it back on. It could just be that when the bike fell on right side the cover got moved a little. But as others said and if you haven't already done that I would take the fairings off, clean the bike really well and then let it run and check where the oil is coming from.

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yeah got ya i need money first... :(

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Try checking the oil pressure switch. It will be just below the clutch cover, just behind were the fairing starts. It will have a wire going to it and a black rubber cap over it. Pull back the rubber cap and see if there is oil in there.

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i am having the same problem. this is what i have, this maybe the same for you. on the clutch cover there is a rubber plug that goes in between the block and the cover itself. here is a pic. check it out

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Did you try what everyone is saying by cleaning it and watching where it comes out. Honestly unless you find where it is coming from I would stay away from a dealership. They will find 30 reasons to bend you over and then find one more.

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having same exact issue. did track day at Road America yesterday and after 2nd session noticed little oil around right side only. real light spray trail on right side swingarm also. hadn't seen anything prior to the track day, suspect the constant high RPM's started it. nothing on left side. not coming from filter or bolt...will clean and check this bolt and area, thanks.


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i am having the same problem. this is what i have, this maybe the same for you. on the clutch cover there is a rubber plug that goes in between the block and the cover itself. here is a pic. check it out
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confirmed oil seeping from bolt arrow pointing to. tightend bolt just a hair before riding and was seeping out slightly. any ideas? will call dealer monday keep you all posted in case anyone having same issue.



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having same exact issue. did track day at Road America yesterday and after 2nd session noticed little oil around right side only. real light spray trail on right side swingarm also. hadn't seen anything prior to the track day, suspect the constant high RPM's started it. nothing on left side. not coming from filter or bolt...will clean and check this bolt and area, thanks.
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