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Old 09-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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Need help in Wabush

It's labour day weekend and we just rolled into Wabush, the VStrom is leaking some oil, from what looks like around the shift lever. I am mechanically retarded so if anyone knows anyone with wrenching skill in the area have them contact me.

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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How bad is the leakage? If it is just weeping a bit to where oil is noticeable, check your oil level. If it is low, add oil. I would monitor the oil level daily and add some if necessary, otherwise, I would not worry.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Looks like I jumped the gun on it, once we cleaned up the mess of road grim, mud and dust, it looks to be a small leak from the hydraulic clutch, fluid is a clearish color. It is very slow, bought some brake fluid just in case, but we'll be back on the road tomorrow.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:44 AM   #4
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My thought pattern goes like this..... The further away from home one is riding means the greater the seriousness of the initial diagnosis of the noise/shake/leak.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:41 AM   #5
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damurph--funny you would say that. I was 300 miles from home this weekened on my BMW R1200R. Parked at motel, bike on centerstand and notice that a spot of my rear tire center treat seemed to be separating. Closer inspection showed it was just some sort of glob of sticky stuff that was tearing apart as it was coming off the t read.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:10 PM   #6
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It's labour day weekend and we just rolled into Wabush, the VStrom is leaking some oil, from what looks like around the shift lever. I am mechanically retarded so if anyone knows anyone with wrenching skill in the area have them contact me.

Terry Burt
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I'm glad you're problem doesn't seem as worrisome as you originally thought. It might be a good idea to get a bit of basic mechanical skill before heading too far from your dealer next time. Fixing stuff at the side of the road is an integral part of ADV (and a big part of the fun).

Can't trust those modern bikes anyhow...........

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