Re: Oil Leak Question
Your theory sounds good Gary, but I'm at a loss to figure out how it can happen. I could be wrong, but the breather tube opening is on the left side of the air filter box. There is some oil residue going across a small ledge on the back side of the box from the left side to the right. Even if the oil was traveling from the left side at the breather tube up into that ledge and over to the right side, I can't see how I'm getting fresh oil on the bottom of the engine, since everything outside those couple inches in the first picture is dry. Dirty yes, but dry.
In other words, how does the oil in the air filter box, go all the way to the bottom of the engine without leaving a visible trail?
This isn't like I'm spewing oil everywhere, it is more like an annoyance when you want things to be perfect and they aren't. Maybe in 5000 miles, I'm using a couple ounces of oil.
I appreciate the thoughts Gary. If I had it all figured out, I wouldn't have asked the question. Gosh, now you have me wondering. Could the oil seep under the built up dirt and get from up above in the air cleaner box and then show up where it would pool till it dripped off on the bottom? Maybe I should take the bike to one of those car washes with the hand held sprayers and do some cleaning?
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