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TOPIC: A beautiful day to ride........oh,crap! Whats that?

A beautiful day to ride........oh,crap! Whats that? 2 years 3 months ago #2450

  • Samuel Stanley
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So on such an amazing day i woke the beast from its winter slumber. Started up well, little coughy but settled nicely. Geared up while it warmed a bit. Out on the road, running well. I can feel the imbalance of the carbs, but not severe ( only winter work was replacement of throttle grip tube and cables to carbs) ,maybe i will try twinmax after this ride. Tooling along, i keep smelling oil burning. Cant be me, the beast hadnt marked territory in garage, so why would it be leaking anywhere. A bit more down the road(about 15 miles or so) i come to redlight. What the hell! Smoke, not super crazy thick but smoke nonetheless coming from under bike. Then i saw my left boot!...wet with oil! I limp home, no oil pressure light thanfully. Park in driveway and b4 i even get off the ground has several small puddles of oil. I look and the entire lower and side covered in a sheen of oil. Cleaned and now i wait to try and figure out where it leaked. Its def engine oil as the dipstick barely had a mark. Hopefully i can sort this out b4 tech day....lol
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A beautiful day to ride........oh,crap! Whats that? 2 years 3 months ago #2451

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You said 'Boots", both of your boots covered with oil? Hmm.
If what you add doesn't make you better, your carrying dead weight.
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A beautiful day to ride........oh,crap! Whats that? 2 years 3 months ago #2452

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Oops,boot...singular. the left. Sorry didnt notice that
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A beautiful day to ride........oh,crap! Whats that? 2 years 3 months ago #2453

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Oil pressure switch or pushrod tubes??
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A beautiful day to ride........oh,crap! Whats that? 2 years 3 months ago #2454

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looks like mostly pushrod gaskets, tho oil pressure also wet. could be just co inky dink tho rhere. will fix tube gaskets and then see if there is more to be done....good times....
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