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Mrjo1340 07-31-2019 04:44 PM

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I have finally been able to isolate the location of this very small yet annoying oil youleak I've been having every time I park the bike and come back I have been noticing a very small drop on the left side. I took a video showing the location and I am wondering if anyone can chime in as to what can be causing this and how it can be fixed? I have to upload it on to YouTube because I'm unable to upload videos here.I know it could be so many different scenarios however based on the video it looks like it's some sort of seal although I can't be 100% definitive however if someone can isolate this I would greatly appreciate it!


https://youtu.be/Y7snLNgXwek

TennX 07-31-2019 05:23 PM

I cant really help other than to say excellent camera work...if gurus cant figure it out...certainly not your fault....good luck

Chicago-Spike 07-31-2019 05:31 PM

Take that chrome case cover off right below the key. You can then see it much easier, it's just 6 or 7 bolts

Mrjo1340 07-31-2019 05:57 PM

what's confusing me is it looks like the front of the drive shaft cover but the fluid is red which leads me to believe it's my engine oil because I use motul 7100.
I check my oil level almost every day and there's been no variations in level.I'm just really concerned I'm going to have some sort of catastrophic break down eventually.

Chicago-Spike 07-31-2019 06:04 PM

Well, there's no oil inside the driveshaft so you are correct in it being engine oil. This leaves us to either the output shaft seal, or the shifter shaft seal.

07Blackcherry 07-31-2019 06:05 PM

That looks amazingly similar to the coolant leak you had 3 weeks ago.

https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/6-vtx-1...ng-system.html

Chicago-Spike 07-31-2019 06:09 PM

Pull the chrome case cover off, it will give you a great view. It's just a cover, not oil or anything will spill out, just reveals parts behind it

Mrjo1340 07-31-2019 07:37 PM

I think I'll do what your Chicago Spike suggests.
I'll pull the cover off maybe I'll do a quick YouTube video as well and posted here. I think that's the surest way to get the best eyes ears and opinions as to what's happening.
I want to thank all of you ahead of time for all your help.

ervin260 08-01-2019 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 07Blackcherry (Post 4603326)
That looks amazingly similar to the coolant leak you had 3 weeks ago.

https://www.vtxoa.com/forums/6-vtx-1...ng-system.html

... And it looked like oil... I told you.

fastspek 08-02-2019 08:41 AM

So remove the left chrome cover but be sure to use the correct tool. And let us know where the leak is coming from


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