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post #1 of 16 Old 04-05-2018, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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899 oil leak

I noticed this strange bubbles coming from my rear head gasket .

Look for yourself , I donít know if the heads bolts needs to be Tighten or something more serious


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I noticed this strange bubbles coming from my rear head gasket .

Look for yourself , I donít know if the heads bolts needs to be Tighten or something more serious


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I wish I knew how to upload a video , Itís confirmed to be oil , very slight.


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if its the head gasket I would think its coolant, not oil. Its also unlikely that the head bolts have worked their way out. I'd bet on the gasket blowing though. How many miles are on the bike?

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post #4 of 16 Old 04-06-2018, 12:33 AM
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With the exhaust cover on the bike it is very difficult to see but check the valve cover gasket on the rear of the vertical cylinder. Mine is leaking directly above the area your puddle is accumulating. Luckily, I removed the exhaust cover and can see exactly where mine is coming from.

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The bike has 13,000 kms , It
Coming from the bottom head gasket from
Both heads front and rear .
Itís definitely oil not
Coolant .
Someone has messaged me on a different site saying , some bikes had a issue where the head gasket oil seal would fail .

If itís a head gasket replacement on both heads , anyone know estimated shop time ?


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I have the same leak since, well since about 6000miles. I don't know the estimate for this particular issue, but valve adjustment is quoted at something like 15 hours, so I would imagine a couple of hours added to that. My bike now has about 15000miles, the leak hasn't gotten worse (not from there, I have other leaks...), am looking forward to taking care of them with the valve adjustment.
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I have the same leak since, well since about 6000miles. I don't know the estimate for this particular issue, but valve adjustment is quoted at something like 15 hours, so I would imagine a couple of hours added to that. My bike now has about 15000miles, the leak hasn't gotten worse (not from there, I have other leaks...), am looking forward to taking care of them with the valve adjustment.


Hi

Yours bubbles as well , itís not major
However noticeable .

Very strange for a bike of this quality time to have poor head gaskets .



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I have the same leak since, well since about 6000miles. I don't know the estimate for this particular issue, but valve adjustment is quoted at something like 15 hours, so I would imagine a couple of hours added to that. My bike now has about 15000miles, the leak hasn't gotten worse (not from there, I have other leaks...), am looking forward to taking care of them with the valve adjustment.
I'd have to find my receipt but the 15k services are I believe 9-10 hours. I don't remember what quoted time on replacing the headgasket (front) was on mine but the entire motor has to come out of the monocoque. Mine was replaced under warranty around 45,000 miles.

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It's possible the header bolts worked themselves loose. It happened to me during a trackday. Fortunately the oil collected in the bellypan, and didn't make it onto my tires or the track. I believe the bill was around $1200, but I was fortunate in that I had an extended warranty.
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No sure whatís going with my bike , I have also noticed the valve covers are now leaking as well .

I tried tightening them down still has a slight leak , donít know if I should order new or use valve cover sealant .



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