I do think I have another leak. I think my clutch pushrod seal may be allowing a small oil seep.
Why? Because I keep finding a dirty covering of oil and dirt on the area below the front sprocket cover. It's not dripping, more like a light film. But it shouldn't be there, and is making the area extra-dirty.
It's been several months of riding since I cleaned around the front sprocket, so it's probably time to get in there and see what's what.
Fortunately, from what I'm reading it is not that difficult to swap the clutch pushrod seal. The only painful part is obtaining the things, as they're a bit pricey for what they are.
Also worth investigating. I do need to check the clutch fluid level.
I was low on engine oil last weekend, so it's possible I have more than one leak. I think the leak I'm seeing is engine oil because it looks and smells like engine oil. Maybe I can post a photo later.
When I had the air box open for all that work last week, it was very clean. That's in part because I haven't dropped the bike in a long time (which now is guaranteed to happen, probably), and my breather sponge is in good shape. So the oil has to be going somewhere.
But, it could also be the engine's normal oil consumption. Have to check my records.
We took a good long ride yesterday, best part of 100 miles (well, that's long for US, it was her first "road trip").
Again, zero evidence of stray coolant. Maybe it really was the O-rings.
I still don't get how that works. Coolant would have to have been getting out and somehow making its way along one or both of the short coolant hoses from the unions, then dripping off the thermostat housing.
At least twice, I watched the dripping happen in the garage, & there was no evidence coolant was coming from anywhere but the thermostat housing.
More riding done - survey says, leak is most likely fixed for good. My sophisticated Pseudoscientific Absorbent Pre-Employed Reusable Telltale Of Worrisome Engine Leaks (P.A.P.E.R. T.O.W.E.L.) system shows no evidence of further coolant escape.
(Yes, one of them does look a little yellowish in this photo - but that's just the weird lighting in my garage. To the eye, the paper is pristine.)
The time has come to change my chain. There is a section that is sticky and makes a noise every time it goes around. I have read about staying with stock gear sizes, and also making a change in teeth. When I ride I do not care for high speeds, at most I would maybe go 130 KPH indicated. If...
Been looking for a Youtube video or posts regarding attatching a Tool Tube to a DL1000 - 2006 but didnt have much luck. Plenty of info on the DL 650 as its much easier to attach with only one exhaust so decided to tacke this project and see if it could be done. I decided that I would mount it on...
Search is not functioning right now, I tried Google but most reviews are for single headlight dirtbikes and I can't find this specific answer.
I am looking at the Cyclops 10.0 headlights, but I am wondering if I should/need the Ultra upgrade, the way I understand is the Ultra runs all the...
It has begun! @teevee donated a rear shock and a guy at work donated a 530 chain, and I finally got out of my funk, so I started tearing into it today.
First order of biz was to make sure no wiring was damaged by the fire. Rear wheel off, bad chain re-broken and removed, and inspection reveals...
I plan to take a look at my magnets and use JB weld (slow cure/marine) to keep the magnets in place as has been discussed on this forum. I've looked through this forum and Youtube looking for pictures or video of how the JB weld should be placed on the magnets, with no luck.
Does anyone have a...
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