02 954 dripping oil/gas?
good morning all. been a member for a very long time, but havent been on in a long time. i used to ride an 01 RC51, ive since sold it and bought a 02 954RR. here is my issue, i live about 6 minutes from work. i rode the bike to work yesterday and when i went to leave for home i noticed a small mess under the bike on the blacktop. it was about a 2 1/2 spot, it appeared to be oil. it was directly under the tube that runs thru the belly of the plastics and hangs down below the bike. heres where my confusion comes in.The oil, or gas, or whatever it was was very black and very dirty and had soaked into the pavement slightly. so here is what im wondering.
1. what is that tube/hose connected to, that could be leaking?
2. my oil level is full and my oil in the crankcase is very clean
somthing that i should note. there are other riders at the company that ocassionally park in the same spot and this "puddle" may not be from my bike, but it appeared as it had due to the location under the bike. However, when i got home and pulled the bike in the garage i placed a rag undeer the bike and let it sit and there was nothing on the rag after a couple of hours.
ive kept this bike in my finished (carpeted) basement since i bought it in VA and never had any spots on the carpet.
I just want to make sure what that hose is actually connected to in case it IS in fact leaking i can fix it.
also, since i bought the bike it has a "ticking"or "clacking" sound that slows and speeds up with the RPM. bike runs great but it dosent sound "right" to me. i know the injectors can sometimes be heard but this is louder than that. at least compared to my old RC51.
the bike at one point appears to have had a powercommander ( velcro in trunk) it has an erion slipon. and im unsure if it has a K&N or not, i havent looked.
the bike has 15,xxx on the odometer. but the bike has also been at least +1 in the rear (44T) and im assuming -1 in front as this thing is geared LOW!
running 70MPH in 6th gear the engine is turning about 5600 RPM and the front wheel dosent want to stay down even in 2nd gear.
i have a few other ?'s but ill post those later.
thanks in adv. for your help.