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post #1 of 6 Old 08-13-2006, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Valve clearance inspection=Bike leaking oil

I just recently had my bike in for some regular maintenance including the valve clearance inspection.

So yesterday was the first day I had a chance to take the bike out for a good spin, when I stopped for a drink I noticed what looked to be quite a bit of oil on the right fairing all the way to the back of the bike. When I got home I took the fairing off and this is what I found, looks to be leaking from the cylinder cover gasket, but itís hard to tell. Anywhere else it can leak from cam chain tensioner bolt maybe?

Look, lean, believe!!

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Re: Valve clearance inspection=Bike leaking oil

the picture isn't much help because you can't see the valve cover but that does sound like the problem. take it back over and make them fix it (and they shouldn't charge you because they messed up)

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Valve clearance inspection=Bike leaking oil

Damn mechanics. It's one thing to mess-up on a car, but a mistake like this could be critical, literally, on a motorcycle. I wish people gave a poop about each other.

If you weren't leaning much, I'd say that oil was blown out under pressure. Thus it is probably the gasket.
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Re: Valve clearance inspection=Bike leaking oil

Its easy for the average clutzy mechanic to botch lining up a clean gasket with sealant. Just like forgetting to balance the tires. Just a few reasons why I do all work myself these days. That way I only have myself to blame!
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Re: Valve clearance inspection=Bike leaking oil

Don't forget to make them give you some **** to clean up your bike with (free hondashine, hondabrite, whatevs..) since I wouldnt want those same monkeys charged with cleaning it

why put off today what you can wake up late and forget to do tomorrow.

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Re: Valve clearance inspection=Bike leaking oil

Yep - that one gets to go back to the shop. Mine would would.
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