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    Senior Member pdksh's Avatar
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    Ugh - new oil leak

    Itís always a good idea to keep your shop floor clean. Went into the garage and noticed a new spot under the chin spoiler of my Uly. It has a weeping rear base gasket that needs to be changed and I had every intention of power washing the entire engine to ensure my rocker box gaskets werenít leaking as well.

    Motorcycle is a 2008 XT with 25,000miles.

    One of the oil cooler lines going into the oil cooler is soaking. The oil has accumulated in the chin cowl and is dripping on the floor

    Itís obvious to me where the problem is, I was looking for suggestions on a fix. Of all of the Buell leaks this is a new one for me. Iím hoping for a loose line and thread seal, possibly an o-ring?

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    My fingers are crossed for you.

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    check oil lines and oil filter.

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    If it’s a loose line that’s easy!
    Did you check the lines?

    If your base gasket needs to be replaced you’ll have to replace the rocker box cover gaskets anyway. If it’s just your rocker box cover gaskets that’s easy. Shouldn’t be more than a Saturday in the garage.

    Let us know what you decide you need to fix.
    Between this bike and your 1125 you’re gonna be a wrenching fool!

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    The 1125cr is still a mystery but head assemblies on flea bay are cheap enough in case of...

    There is nothing wrong with the oil cooler assembly, the front head gasket is leaking. I can watch drips of oil when idling. There doesn’t seem to be any escaping gasses and the bike is running great. Rocker box gaskets are bone dry, I did the, a year ago. The rear base gasket is wheepy but not wet.

    Ordering a James gasket kit, I should memorize that part number. Time to rotate the motor.



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