Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: 44° 05' N 71° 09' W
I know this oil leak isn't causing anyone to lock up their engine due to oil starvation. However the fact that oil can leak out also means that other crap, water, dirt, etc. can under certain circumstances of temperature, vacuum differential, etc., GET IN. It's not a sucking chest wound but a ten thousand dollar motorcycle (nicely equipped) shouldn't leak oil thank you very much.
I pushed my dealer, not unreasonably if you ask me, to the point of getting the big S to authorize a cover change. I never did keep the bike long enough to have them change it but I did leave a note hidden on the bike for the next owner to make sure they fixed it like they said they would. I hope the next guy or gal finds the note.
'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)
“I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.”