First 1000 Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Detroit, MI-Rivercyde
The problem still occured. I took the bike out and rode about 10 miles before I felt the bike start too surge. I did a Michigan U and pulled into the gas station. I thought maybe I was getting low on gas. I looked down and seen drops of oil, then a very small puddle. I filled up and rode back home. On the way back, I did notice that the leak was not as bad as when this first occured Friday morning and the bike wasn't surging.
I made it home and pulled the clutch cylinder off to find the push rod seal still in place. I started the bike up but it was not leaking. My question is this, is it possible that the seal starts to fail as the engine gets hotter? Also, is it possible that the seal eventually works it way loose, as the engine temps increase, while actuating the clutch and shifting frequently? Furthermore, I assume this is not related to going to synthetic oil although this never happened last season (non-synthetic). I guess I'm concerned that replacing the seal may not fix the problem. There were no signs or indication of a problem prior to the oil leak on Friday.