Motorcycle Repair/OIL LEAK

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IM STARTING TO SEE MORE AND MORE OIL THE MORE I RIDE THE LEAK IS UNDER THE STARTING UNITE ON TOP OF 883 ENGINE HOW WHAT COULD BE CAUSING THIS LEAK ON TOP OF MOTOR?

Answer
Jerimiah, There are oil vapor vents on the top end in the valve covers and pipe the vapors into the back of the filter plate on the carb. If the oil is too thin or the engine has a lot of blow-by the vapor can overcome the filter intake and start dripping down the engine cases. Try something first,use brake clean in the sprat can and clean off the area in question and blow dry. Now try puffing some baby powder on this same area and run the engine and you should see the oil wicking into the powder and help locate the source of the leak.

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Gary Blake

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I have built from ground up race winning motocross bikes and atvs as well as atv,s for flat track and TT racing. I am starting to take on the utv challenges now for racing. This is a new area for me so Im in a learning curve.

Experience

I have extensive experience in off road motorcycles and atv,s.I also work on street bikes and personal watercraft, Some experience was self taught and some was factory trained. I have been working in the powersports industry since the mid 70,s I hope I can help. Thanks Gary

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Was a sponsor for K.O.R.R.(kansas off road riders) and now I am working with ROMEO,s (retired old motorcyclists eating out)and was in charge of the Quad Wars for the monster truck series in Central Kansas

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Factory trained Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Factory trained GasGas motorcycles and atvs worked as a technician and was as a dealership owner.Kaw.Suz,Honda,Aprilia,Arctic cat,See Doo,Can Am, Bombardier,Yamaha,GasGas,Qingi,TM,Moto Guzzi,Harley,s

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