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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Question guys. Went out to the garage to wipe the bike down and found some oil underneath the bike. Moved the bike forward and checked underneath and it looks like it came from underneath the trans. The bike hasn't been started in two days. Checked the trans and the dipstick and it's says "full hot". Like I said the bike hasn't been started in two days. Got her 1000 mile service a week ago. Could the stealer have over serviced it? TIA
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Oil likes to drip onto the frame and in hidden places when you remove the oil filter when changing the oil. Thats likely what happened.
Make sure the oil filter is hand tight and your drain plugs arent leaking.

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Question guys. Went out to the garage to wipe the bike down and found some oil underneath the bike. Moved the bike forward and checked underneath and it looks like it came from underneath the trans. The bike hasn't been started in two days. Checked the trans and the dipstick and it's says "full hot". Like I said the bike hasn't been started in two days. Got her 1000 mile service a week ago. Could the stealer have over serviced it? TIA


The drain for the trans is above a flat cross brace with a hole for the oil to drain through. Every time I change my trans oil, some gets on the brace and drips for a while.

Take some paper towels and wipe the top of the brace off. Chances are that's where the drips are coming from.








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It is very possible that the dealer put in too much oil. I have used a turkey baster with a straw attached to get the excess out and bring it down to the correct level.

The drips are probably what everybody else has already pointed out.

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Wipe the underneath with a shop towel completely, without bangin your head on nothin, then place newspaper under it....
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Before judging the trans level, take a look at the manual on how you are supposed to measure it. "Remove dipstick, wipe clean, place back in trans opening WITHOUT SCREWING IN, remove and read oil level".
The oil level will read high or over filled if the level is read with the dipstick screwed in.

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Before judging the trans level, take a look at the manual on how you are supposed to measure it. "Remove dipstick, wipe clean, place back in trans opening WITHOUT SCREWING IN, remove and read oil level".
The oil level will read high or over filled if the level is read with the dipstick screwed in.
Nice. I didn't notice this difference. Not that the threads on the trans plug are very deep though.


For the drips when chaninging the fluids, take a shop towel and soak it good in brake cleaner. Wipe all that stuff off. comes out like new.
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AND that would be on level ground, bike being straight UP
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Before judging the trans level, take a look at the manual on how you are supposed to measure it. "Remove dipstick, wipe clean, place back in trans opening WITHOUT SCREWING IN, remove and read oil level".
The oil level will read high or over filled if the level is read with the dipstick screwed in.
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Nice. I didn't notice this difference. Not that the threads on the trans plug are very deep though.


For the drips when chaninging the fluids, take a shop towel and soak it good in brake cleaner. Wipe all that stuff off. comes out like new.
being as how this is your 1000 mile service, i'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that it is a new bike. if so, then double check your manual. on the newer bikes you check the transmission with the dipstick SCREWED BACK IN.... check your manual. my wife's 2012 says not to screw it in, while my 2013 does.

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It is a 2013. And if I am suppose to check it with the threads screwed in then it is definitely overserviced. It says full hot on the dipstick with the bike straight up and motor cold.
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