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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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What is this part? Oil Leak?

Hows it going all? Yesterday while cleaning up the bike a bit I noticed a bit of oil around this part on the motor. Not sure what it is exactly. Its directly behind the shift linkage on a 2012.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 09:28 AM
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on my Ultima motor in my heritage when I remove that I can see the marks on the flywheel when I time it
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I'm guessing you got that bike used and you didn't put that there. On a twin cam engine there should just be a regular bolt in that spot. So I'm not sure what the purpose of that is.

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I'm guessing you got that bike used and you didn't put that there. On a twin cam engine there should just be a regular bolt in that spot. So I'm not sure what the purpose of that is.
You are correct sir, bought it last year. I've never even thought twice about it until yesterday when I noticed a little oil under it.
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on my Ultima motor in my heritage when I remove that I can see the marks on the flywheel when I time it
Does yours look like this or is it just a regular bolt?
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More like a plug comes out w/allen wrench then when I roll the rear wheel I can see the marks on the flywheel. Just pull yours out see what you got going on clean it up with a little brake fluid, maybe put some Teflon tape on it and put it back together. Try and find out if that's the part that's even supposed to be on there you'll figure it out somebody knows more about it than I do I guess good luck
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There should only be a bolt there and it's one of the crankcase bolts. Hard to tell from the pic but the hole looks threaded and someone could have put that contraption there for some kind of other linkage or bracket that they removed before selling the bike. It's definitely not for access to a timing mark on an EFI bike. I'm sure someone will recognize what it was for sooner or later. I would personally remove it and buy a crankcase bolt to put back in there with some thread locker and torque it to spec.
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There should only be a bolt there and it's one of the crankcase bolts. Hard to tell from the pic but the hole looks threaded and someone could have put that contraption there for some kind of other linkage or bracket that they removed before selling the bike. It's definitely not for access to timing a mark on an EFI bike. I'm sure someone will recognize what it was for sooner or later. I would personally remove it and buy a crankcase bolt to put back in there with some thread locker and torque it to spec.
This is what Im going to do but it really has me wondering what and why this thing is in there. Maybe a mystery that never gets solved.
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Sight plug to see timing the marks.
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Sight plug to see timing the marks.
So when did they start putting points and a distributer back on these things there Smokey?

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