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Old Today, 08:54 AM   #1
Harty OP
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Oil leak from oil switch

Hi guys

Just bought my first airhead(1978 R100RS) and quite a shock after my KTM 690 Enduro!!



Anyway I have a leak from the oil pressure switch, I've tried to tweak it up but no joy. The oil only leaks when the bike is mainly on tickover. Is this repairable or a new switch? I can't even exactly see where the leak is from, but it appears to come from the inner plastic??



Cheers for any help.
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Old Today, 09:38 AM   #2
Bill Harris
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Leaky oil pressure switch. Replace it.
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Old Today, 09:47 AM   #3
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Double posting on UKGser and here Harty?
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Just to make sure it's the oil pressure switch, clean the switch and the area around it as much as you can. Spritz a good blast of talcum powder over the area. Ride for a few miles. Check to ensure it's the switch producing the oil and not some other source.

Renew the switch.

BTW, isn't that RS missing a few RS bits?
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Old Today, 11:39 AM   #5
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Hi guys

Just bought my first airhead(1978 R100RS) and quite a shock after my KTM 690 Enduro!!



Anyway I have a leak from the oil pressure switch, I've tried to tweak it up but no joy. The oil only leaks when the bike is mainly on tickover. Is this repairable or a new switch? I can't even exactly see where the leak is from, but it appears to come from the inner plastic??



Cheers for any help.
You paid money for that?()

The KTM was the real deal. (although I hear they are a pain to maintain)

Replace the leaky switch. They are inexpensive and there are a couple interchanges
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