Hey guys I have a question for all of you. Do you guys ever see some dark liquid dripping down on the left exhaust? It's near where the chain and exhaust meet. Has been constantly doing that after long rides.
I had the same the first few hundred miles—I attribute it to the packing grease that was left on the chain that I didn't get to clean off until after I got my rear stand. Since I cleaned it off and have been lubing with Maxima, I only get a little trail of brown now and again—I think I need to clean out the chain guards of the remaining grease as I've seen some still stuck on in there.
If it's chine lube, you will see it fling everywhere on the underside of you tail fairing.
As you mentioned, this happens after a long ride.
Your engine might be leaking, take it in to get it looked at. Some of the 14 model had a issue of hairline cracks developing in the crack case. This happened to mine and the engine was replaced.
That sounds like what Ducato mentioned above—either you've got excess lube on your chain that's dripping down or the heat from the engine is melting packing grease from the chain that's been flung onto the chain guard onto the exhaust.
Good idea to inspect everything. But I wouldn't say there's no way it isn't lube since I had gotten the same exact result on my exhaust canister until removed all the remaining grease from the surround area—I don't have an oil leak.
Oh ****. I have this problem as well. And I always thought that it was the chain lube so I have not taken any action. Now you got me worried too. Think its time for me to send my bike in to check. Its due for service anyway. Will update once I get my chance to send it in.
I cleaned out all of the factory grease from the sprocket cover when I put a 41T sprocket on my 1199. The grease was in no way that color. Nor would I imagine it would get hot enough to run down like that. It was an epic pain in the ass to clean that grease out. I tried everything...heat, soap, etc etc. In the end, WD-40 nailed it.
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