Vee2 hard start and then disaster, oil leak
I have just had a most horrendous experience today with the Vee. I went to start the bike up after it sat in a freezing shop this morning and it was hard to start and sounded as if it wanted to come apart., apparently, it did. I thought it was just cold but it has never sounded like this in all the years that I have been ridding it. I got it running by holding the throttle at about 2K RPM's and watched as it warmed up but rattled. After it would run at idle I started looking the bike over and noticed a puddle of oil under the bike on the left side bellow the front sprocket so I immediately shut it off. A few words of background. It is a 2014 that I have owned new since the end of 2015 and I have put every single one of it's 39K miles on it as a daily ride even in the winter. I just recently did an oil change with Lucas synthetic oil that I have been using since after the break in period oil changes performed by the dealership. I also swapped the chain but did nothing to the front or rear sprockets because they were in good nick. This probably has nothing to do with this issue but I also changed out the original battery with a Shorai LiFe battery and it ran better. The bike did fine this morning at 1:30 when I left work. I let it idle as I took off my gear when I arrived home and then I hooked it up to the Shorai tender, I didn't see any leaking then. I have done a search for this problem afterwards but to no avail, granted, it wasn't a comprehensive search.
So now, here I am asking if anyone has had, or heard of this happening?
Last edited by guitstik; 11-26-2018 at 01:46 PM.