Oil leak after oil change

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by katoomer, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. katoomer

    katoomer Member

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    Hi fellas,

    My bike was leaking oil from the right of rear cylinder after servicing. Checked oil level slightly above max, so ignored. After a while, leak stopped. Checked oil level normal.

    Question: Was the oil leak due to too much oil poured in during servicing, or something else?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Never over fill the engine, if anything a bit under the full line like between the add and full mark is desired and recheck the level when hot.

    Overfilling will cause it to come out the air filter breather lines.
     
  3. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Yes - to much in her !
     
  4. katoomer

    katoomer Member

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    Wow that's fast! Thanks, a relief to know that. Say, any impact on engine if overfilled and not drained?
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Yes, it could foam the oil and loose lubrication.It can also push out the vent tubes and make a mess. Best if not overfilled.
     
  6. katoomer

    katoomer Member

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    Gotcha!