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post #1 of 6 Old 02-13-2014, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Oil leak location?

I recently got home and realized that there is oil that seems to be leaking from the back left side under my gas tank. The oil leaked down the little plastic side pieces and then down the air intake and then down to the kickstand. I know its oil but I don't understand why there would be an oil leak as high as the gas tank. I lifted the tank up but cant see anything. There was also a little bit of oil in the airbox.

Any ideas about it guys?

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Its probably normal. There is a drain on the bottom of the air box for it. Oil blows by rings, some of it gets sucked into the box. Nature of the beast!

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Okay, well that helps with the air box. but what about the oil leaking from under the tank? are there any oil lines that go directly under the tank?

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No. But "under the tank" to me means "between the ground and tank" which is a lot of real estate to guess where you are talking about. I have seen the tiny trim piece on the edge of the tank (1" piece of plastic that attaches to the lip) get hot and melt the adhesive, which looks a lot like oil.

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Overfilling the oil is a good way to get some burping back into the airbox. Check your oil level and remove some if needed.

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If you follow the line from the filter, to the water pump, you'll see the other line (similar size) which runs to the other side of the engine, between the air box and transmission.

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