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post #1 of 30 Old 05-24-2010, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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1st ride....oil leak

So, I took the XX out on it's first ride this past weekend and had an absolute blast. That is until I unloaded it yesterday morning. Oil has been leaking on the right side of the bike. It had run down the outside of the case and also down the back towards the rear of the bike.

I checked my oil level after a 20mile ride on Friday and it was a little over half way on the dip stick.....the same place it was after changing the oil and putting in a little over 2 quarts on Thursday night. Saturday was an 87 mile ride. When I checked the oil yesterday, it was very close to where it had been before the ride so I know it didn't leak very much oil. But, it did leak. It's brand new and it's not supposed to leak. I knew I smelled oil throughout the day on Saturday but I thought it was a Polaris leaking.

So, any thoughts or has anyone had this issue?
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Somebody else posted about this and it ended up being the dip stick cap. I guess somewhere back in time someone forgot to put the O ring seal on the cap and it was leaking from there. Check that. Good luck.

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I wouldn't think the actual case is leaking. Check where the oil lines connect to the motor. You can pull them if you need to check the O-ring. Also look around the filter cover, It's o-ring's aswell.

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Well, if you are on the right side looking straight at the motor at the cover that has Honda written on it, the oil was from about 12 o'clock to 9 o'clock and had run down towards the rear of the machine. There was no oil residue around the oil filter cover or around any of the lines or towards the front of the machine. The crankcase breather tube is in the area where the oil was, but it didn't seem to be coming from there.

It doesn't take much oil to make a big mess and I don't believe it leaked a lot.....but it did leak. I'm going to call my local dealer and let them look at it. I would hate for a small leak to turn into a big problem.
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Valve covers, The small one's. The dealer may not have tightened them back when they ran the valves.

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take it back to the dealer and bitch....have them figure it out....(for free)
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I don't think it's around the valve area. The oil was down the front of this brown cover that says Honda on it. It was approximately in the area I've circled in white. It had run down the left side of the cover and down the back side of the engine. It was also all the way back towards the center line of the engine. The crankcase breather tube is back there but it didn't seem to be coming from it.

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That is your Clutch housing cover. There is an O-Ring on that as well. Do you have all those bolts? And are they all tight? If you have the time, I would take it back to the shop and tell them to check it out. I mean, it is probably a seal, which is an easy fix, but they should do it for free, and I would make sure they know to CLEAN the bike afterwards, and get all the oil residue off.

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I would say loose bolts or the clutch cover o-ring is dry and letting oil vapour through.

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