Checked my valve clearances and changed the coolant Friday night. Did a quick test ride yesterday. Lubed the shift, clutch front/rear brake, and shift lever pivots today.
How do the spark plugs look?The mystery oil leak I posted about a few years ago (Small oil leak at bottom of engine (DL1000) | StromTrooper ) seems to have returned
This is a real mystery. I might have to do the UV oil dye thing, to truly track this down. I happen to have a "black" light bulb and amber-tinted glasses to aid in the hunt.
We used to do this all the time at our shop for piston engine aircraft. Wash with varsol, blow dry with compressed air, dust with baby powder, run the motor at various power settings, shut down, then inspect. Works like a charm!Maybe try the baby powder trick? I've used it once or twice on a customer's car that had a very small leak. It will show slight traces before your eye can see it. I've successfully used UV dye as well, but the black light shows corrosion on aluminum almost as bright as the dye to my partially colorblind eyes. Because of that, I try the powder first. As with anything, YMMV.
That's a pretty nice store. I was in there looking around right before xmas. Nice to have something closer than Bobs, where you can actually touch the stuff you want to buy. They actually had EBC pads in stock for my other bike.
I was just thinking that as you said...No idea. Haven't looked at them in a while, they're not due to be replaced for several thousand miles. What do spark plugs have to do with a very slow leak at the bottom of the engine?
Bob's and Cycle Gear are about equal distant for me here in 'Sconnie. I do miss Midwest Cycle Supply over on 43rd St and Nicollet. Mpls. Great staff.That's a pretty nice store. I was in there looking around right before xmas. Nice to have something closer than Bobs, where you can actually touch the stuff you want to buy. They actually had EBC pads in stock for my other bike.