Bike blowing oil

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by GimmeFuel, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. GimmeFuel

    GimmeFuel Member

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    For a little while, I've occasionally noticed a very small amount of oil leaking out of the top of both rocker boxes. It's not even a weekly thing. Just once in a while. What do you guys think is going on? How alarmed/concerned should I be? Help needed.
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    ??????? how many miles- highway / hard , any work done on it lately , one question -(gotta ask , dont like to, but,) has it been laid down/over????
     
  3. GimmeFuel

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    About 24500. I've only had it since 18000. A good percentage of the miles I've put on it are interstate. Typically 30 minute trips but some are shorter about 20% of the time. I usually cruise in between 80 and 85 mph. I've been known to get on it before but not very often and not too hard. I always let it warm up fully and try to take it easy on it for the first five or so miles.

    Only work done recently was changing the oil. I laid it down once but it was at a near dead stop and went down easy and with crash bars.

    Any thoughts?
     
  4. 202tango

    202tango Member

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    my softail had a fine mist of oil right where the two covers fit together, I re torqued the rear bolts on the cover and have had no more oil.
     
  5. GimmeFuel

    GimmeFuel Member

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    How much torque did you use?
     
  6. scottyguitar

    scottyguitar Member

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    Only a guess but I would think that he used factory torque specs. Do you have a service manual? The specs are there. I don't have one for your model year, but maybe a kind soul could post the proper torque specs for the rocker boxes on your scoot.
     
  7. GimmeFuel

    GimmeFuel Member

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    Are the bolts on the top of the rocker box the rocker housing bolts or the rocker cover bolts?
     
  8. 202tango

    202tango Member

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    The top cover bolts; 15-18 foot pounds.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    While re torquing rocker bolts may slow it down some I would pull the covers and check them for war page. If you don't already have a factory manual get one, the rockers should be un bolted in a reverse torque:s
     
  10. GimmeFuel

    GimmeFuel Member

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    What is war page?