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Old 06-14-2011, 05:51 PM
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Got my bike cleaned up, on the inside too, & noticed a few drips of oil. It doesn't look like the oil frm my scottoiler, I've turned that down. It seems to be running down frm what I think is the gear box & on to the failing near the side stand. I've taken a few pics but can't seem to upload them.
 
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:19 PM
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Yes
 
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:29 PM
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If your talking about the little black cover by the kick stand could just be the lube from the chain dripping down when it gets hot from riding, tends to fling depending on what brand or how much you use. About everytime i go to clean and lube my chain there's always a bit of lube around that area and on the fairing.
 
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:53 PM
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Upload the pics to a third party hosting site (photobucket, etc) and copy-paste the [img] link.

It should look like this:

[img]URL[/img]
 
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:50 AM
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Does it stain the ground where you park? If not I would say it just lube flung of by the chain.
 
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:47 PM
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finally, got the pic uploaded. You'll see the wetness of the black bolt, the one next to where the wire is, the oil seems to be running down and then along the case and then drips on to the faring. you can see the extent of the drips!

Also should I be worried about a ticking sound, which is not too load but noticeable to me, while the bike warms up?
 
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:57 PM
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looks like lube from the chain, wouldn't worry about it. The ticking is valvetrain noise most likely. If it gets louder then i would be concerned but it will always be there to an extent.
 
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:42 AM
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Phew....thanks!
 
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