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After a winter in garage found oil leak under the back of front cylinder.

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  1. jap

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    Bike was in the garage for entire winter. I finally change the breaks on it and decided to take for a ride. Inspecting the bike before the ride I spot a oil leak (first picture). Checked oil level and added like half of quart (all I got left from previous oil change) Then I took 30 minutes ride after which I took a second picture. Anything shall I worry about? Anybody had similar experience?
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    I'm sorry to hear this...May I ask what year she was born in?
     
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    I can tell you it's not right. A Vic should never have spotting anywhere.
     
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    No, this should NOT be happening. If you were riding a Harley, then it would be expected, but this is a Vic. Have you checked past threads on this subject?
     
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    Was it truly a half quart down?

    I can't imagine you having a leak to lose that much without noticing sooner.

    No old drips on the garage floor?
     
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    Yah.. I don't think there's any way that dribble could possibly have caused a 1/2 qt of loss w/out you knowing it.. you'd have seen smoke and puddles etc if you have that much being lost. Annoyed it's doing it? Yep. Worried its going to cause a major problem due to oil loss.. nope. That has the appearance of the not so common porous casting to me.
     
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    If you overfill your vic it will end up in your filter or trottle body, so it seeped down in the winter months From top to bottom. ...

    I suggest to clean and inspect and do 3/4 of your oil dip stick first and see again if it happens ?

    99,9% of vics dont leak oil ...

    If your bottom cylinder would actually leak oil there would be engine work previously , and retorque would do just fine ....
     
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    I never see any leak on the garage floor. But Last year I made about +2k miles. No Smoke from the tail pipe.
    Only thing hat comes to my mind is that bike stay 6 months after that.
    What I need to do to retroque? Do I have to take the engine off the frame?
     
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    How are you checking the oil level? Bike is supposed to be upright. If you checked it on the side stand, and then added 1/2 quart, you probably overfilled the oil, and now it is being pushed out through the breather tube. This will cause oil to leak out of the intake, usually onto the rear cylinder. Clean it, check the oil while the bike is vertical, and remove any excess oil.
     
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    Hmmmm.... You are right about bike being on side stand when I measured. A lightbulb did not go off in the old noggin. But on opposite side I saw the leak even before I started the bike. It was sitting on a lift for 6 months. It seems that like consensus is that there is no a reason yet to go full panic mode yet, or is it?
     
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    They oil may have been there when you put it up for the winter. The oil drains to the sump when it isn't running, so you won't see a "leak" at the head or cylinder when it isn't running. Clean it well, drain a little oil, then test ride it again. You might want to take the tank off (careful not to break the fuel nipple or hose connector), and clean up the intake around the air filter. You would also be able to see if there was any oil in the intake.
     
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    Too much oil in the case. Although I ride year round, I had the same thing happen to mine.
     
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    I will check today and let you know. Man, and I added more.... should ask first.
     
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