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Old Aug 4th 2017, 05:57 AM   #1
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Oil leak worrisome?

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I just wanted to run this by you guys since Iím not used to it on my previous bike. Every time I track the bike, a small amount of oil will leak from the overflow tube on the left side of the bike, top of engine, picture attached. This becomes significant enough to where I have to wipe off the oil that dribbled onto the fairing after each 15-20 minute run. I took the bike back to the dealer and they refitted the OEM hose clamp with something better but they also told me this is normal and that I would probably see it again when the bike is really hot. Just wondering if you guys agree or if I should be concerned..



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Old Aug 4th 2017, 07:13 AM   #2
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This looks like coolant leaking. This has happen to my bike several time. Usually the stock color of the coolant appear pinkish in color. So I guessing the stock coolant has been changed.

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Old Aug 4th 2017, 07:18 AM   #3
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no thats looks like oil. Pretty sure it is.

I dont think that's normal... it should not come out like that and enough to drip to fairings or floor.

I ran my R race school track for 2 days at 115 degree weather with 150 track temp and it was fine.
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Originally Posted by SingleSided View Post
This looks like coolant leaking. This has happen to my bike several time. Usually the stock color of the coolant appear pinkish in color. So I guessing the stock coolant has been changed.

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It's definitely oil, not coolant. Anyone else ever experience this?


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Old Aug 4th 2017, 08:30 AM   #5
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How many times do we read threads where dealers are constantly claiming such symptoms are "normal". They most definitely are not. ANY leak is to be regarded as abnormal if it is this apparent. This is a common area for the now "infamous coolant leak" so oil leaking from here is somewhat less so. If the oil is leaking from the airbox drain, as this picture seems to demonstrate, then some further investigation is warranted.

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Old Aug 4th 2017, 12:38 PM   #6
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Probably the rubber "funnels" going from the airbox to the crank case. Was a recall bulletin on the 1199 on these, got them changed when I got my engine rebuilt...
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Old Aug 4th 2017, 01:44 PM   #7
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Well this is troublesome, guess I'll have to go back and see what they say. They definitely said a little oil coming out when I'm pushing it hot would happen though...bs?
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Here's some more pictures





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^not normal and probably dangerous if it gets caught on fire.
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Check the valve cover gaskets as well.


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