VinnyR11 Posted April 4, 2007 Share Posted April 4, 2007 I have an oil leak that I can't figure out. My R11RT, (~45k miles) drips about 10-12 drops of oil at start up. It drips pretty fast, but stops pretty quickly. As far as I can tell, the first few seconds of start up is the only time it looses any oil. The bike burns and looses virtually no oil over thousands of miles. Between oil changes I typically add only about 4oz total, and there are no noticable remnants of oil loss on the bike, my riding suit, or drivechain even after a long ride. I keep the oil level at the midway point on the spyglass when warm after allowing it to settle, so I don't think it's an overfill problem. I cleaned off the engine as best I could, and it appears that the oil is weeping from a large nut that is on the top of the left jug close to the center of the bike. It may be dripping from a higher point, but I couldn't tell. I can't understand why it only does this for a short time, and not when on the road. I thought it may be a poor seal that "fixes" after heat expansion, but the bike will do this at start up even when warm. Any ideas? Link to comment
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