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post #1 of 6 Old 07-02-2019, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Oil on left side engine mounting bracket

Over the past few days I rode nearly 200 kms on a gravel road that was washboard for nearly the entire way. On my return, I notice that there's a small bit of oil at the left side engine mounting bracket (see photo). I checked my engine oil level before leaving on this trip and it doesn't appear to have changed at all. I can't see oil anywhere on the engine behind the bracket. Bike is a 2015 dl650 exp.

Does anyone here know why there would be oil here?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-02-2019, 08:20 PM
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That bolt goes through an oil passageway. Recheck torque. May need to replace the washer.

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If you do a search on this site you will find more information.

I have seen this before, the oil leaks from the inside of the motor and travels down the engine bolt that passes through the block.

If you look at a cutaway of the motor you can see where it all happens.

I think most just learn to live with it.

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Mine has leaked from there for a very, very long time. Previous owner put a frame slider on it, so it looks like a sewer pipe on the inside. I don't worry about it.
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That bolt goes through an oil passageway. Recheck torque. May need to replace the washer.
Thanks for the info -- I checked the bolt and it doesn't appear loose at all but I think you're correct about replacing the washer -- I'll give that a try. Appreciate the info.

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I think most just learn to live with it.
Not an option but thanks.

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Cases just use some black RTV sealant. May have to split the cases if you want it to stop leaking.

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Post #50 will show you what you are dealing with, there should be no oil in the bolt area, but you are far from the first.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650-d...il-leak-5.html

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