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Old 04-20-2015, 03:46 PM   #1
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Leaking Oil in the Side Stand Area

I have had a Black Dog Side Stand relocator ever since I have had the moto, and it has suffered nothing but zero speed tip overs. I don't have the correct tools here in Mexico to remove the relocator at the moment to get a better look, but it almost seems like oil is leaking out of one of the main bolts that holds the adapter on. I am near certain that it is not a front sprocket seal. What else is there in that area that could be leaking? Thanks!

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Old 04-20-2015, 03:51 PM   #2
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I believe this is a somewhat common issue. Worth a look

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=750940
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:59 PM   #3
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I believe this is a somewhat common issue. Worth a look

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=750940

Thank you very much!!! I will check that out! I am assuming the side stand relocator will have to be removed to get access to it. Correct? Thanks again!
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:08 PM   #4
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Thank you very much!!! I will check that out! I am assuming the side stand relocator will have to be removed to get access to it. Correct? Thanks again!


To replace the o-ring yes. To see if that's where it's leaking from not sure.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:43 PM   #5
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Yep, mine did the same thing and it was the o-ring, so of course I have a spare or two now!
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:58 PM   #6
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I think I finally cured my recurring neutral switch leak
new switch and O-ring loctited bolts
it started lleaking again after about 1,ooo
bolts still tight
So I put new O ring and cleaned it and used silicone
started leaking agin after about 1000 mi
So I put a stiffener plate over the neutral switch
hopefully this will stop the leaking once and for all
I put silicone between the plate and switch body to eliminate any gap in the center
now the plastic mounting flanges cannot flex
1,000 miles and not a drop or drizzle
It could be that when the motor gets up in mileage the shift drum puts more side thrust pressure on the switch housing
dont want to split the cases to check it out

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Old 04-20-2015, 08:15 PM   #7
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You can also have a leak from the oil pressure sender that is in the V behind the front head
and it leaks down right there so you will need to follow the oil trail
right here

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leaks out of the plastic body where it is pressed into the metal

here you can see it start weeping after just a few minutes idling
at 90 mph it just gushes :
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:54 AM   #8
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You can also have a leak from the oil pressure sender that is in the V behind the front head
and it leaks down right there so you will need to follow the oil trail
right here



leaks out of the plastic body where it is pressed into the metal

here you can see it start weeping after just a few minutes idling
at 90 mph it just gushes :
Thanks! I will check that as well.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:13 AM   #9
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I had the same issue...

...and changed the o-ring last week. Fixed the leak.

However, I had a major problem trying to get the back bolt to start. Before even attempting to put it in, I noticed metal - that must've "followed" the bolt out - blocking the hole. It took a sharpened bike spoke and a lot of patience to clean it all out.
OK, ready to re-install! Nope. The holes don't line up. There is no way to get the rear bolt in straight. After an hour of fighting it, I put a ton of pressure on it and got it to bite. I'm sure it's cross threaded, and I'm planning on putting a heli-coil in at the next oil change.
The good news is that I rode 550 miles in Baja this weekend without a leak. Bad news, I hate cross threaded bolts, and will forever try to figure out if I did something wrong, or if the location was just enough out of spec to cause this.
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Seems like cross threaded bolts is part of the drill down there...both my oil filter cover bolts were crossthreaded at some point, and the PO tried to drill the holes out to the next size up and didn't get them centered, which preloaded the cover to one side....for a long time I couldn't figure out why the bike leaked from that cover no matter what I did. Small bolts in soft metal will do that after awhile...
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:35 AM   #11
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I am assuming the side stand relocator will have to be removed to get access to it. Correct? Thanks again!
Changed mine recently too. I didn't have to take it all the way off, just partially for access. Mine had been leaking for a long time, but like Crashmaster points out, it's kind of a poor man's chain oiler.

Nothing like a 38 cent repair.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:05 AM   #12
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You can also have a leak from the oil pressure sender that is in the V behind the front head
and it leaks down right there so you will need to follow the oil trail
right here

DSC01199

leaks out of the plastic body where it is pressed into the metal

here you can see it start weeping after just a few minutes idling
at 90 mph it just gushes :
DSC01204

hey Dustodust, for future reference did you have to drain the oil to replace that pressure sender? Will the engine oil leak out during replacement, same question for the neutral switch o ring.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:10 AM   #13
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Will the engine oil leak out during replacement, same question for the neutral switch o ring.[/QUOTE]

It will definitely ooze out of the neutral switch. I did mine yesterday. I just hooked a tie down to my truck and to the handle bars, then leaned the bike over enough to keep the oil from coming out. Cleaned all the surfaces, greased the o ring, locktight on the bolts and used Permetex gasket maker. No leak! (So far) Wish I would have done it right the first time.

I don't know about the other bolt Dust to Dust mentioned.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:57 AM   #14
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Will the engine oil leak out during replacement, same question for the neutral switch o ring.
It will definitely ooze out of the neutral switch. I did mine yesterday. I just hooked a tie down to my truck and to the handle bars, then leaned the bike over enough to keep the oil from coming out. Cleaned all the surfaces, greased the o ring, locktight on the bolts and used Permetex gasket maker. No leak! (So far) Wish I would have done it right the first time.

I don't know about the other bolt Dust to Dust mentioned.[/QUOTE]
Leaning it is the way to go. Mine did a lot more than ooze out.
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