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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Oil draining from reservior tube

Next to the kick stand is a drainage tube coming from the upper setion of the engine. I have noticed a small amount of oil draining from this tube on eht ground after parking.

Oil level is between the marks on the sight glass. Its actualy closer to the bottom tick mark. Should I be concerned about this? I have heard its oil from the air filter from a parked drop, but that was 7 weeks ago, still seeing a small amount of oil there (today).
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Best to open and check the airbox. Is it wet with oil?

1. There is a direct hose from the crankcase to the airbox. As your bike's oil heats up and sloshes around it vaporizes. The mist is carried into the airbox where it condenses and coats the inside of the airbox, sometimes enough to puddle a little. It's quite normal.

2. Now, if your piston rings are leaking, blow-by will will pressurize the crankcase even more and it forces the oil into the airbox in large quantities. You will know the difference if it this happens. The airbox will be slick with engine oil.

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Just bee sure that it is not fly-off from your chain if you use a good bit of oil on your chain. It can catch on that breather pipe and look like a leak
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