I seem to have developed a bad oil leak somewhere on the front cylinder head on the front of the engine (just behind the radiator). It drips about one drip per 15 seconds when the engine is warm.
I cannot see the exact location of the leak, however, I know it is within a couple inches of the hose going into the cylinder head, I believe (not sure) this hose comes off of the "main air duct" below the gas tank and goes into the cylinder head. The leak is on the left side (left side of the engine if you were sitting on the bike) of the exhaust port. Again, I cannot see the leak but it is definitely coming from this area.
The manual says one cause of oil leaks could be the "air filter breather hose". Is that the small vacuum line looking hose that simply gets pushed into the right ear air filter box?
I don't know, but are there any external oil lines that bolt into the front of the cylinder that could be leaking?
This leak occurred right after the following work was completed (I don't know if it is a coincidence or not).
Changed the oil and filter, changed the coolant and lower radiator hose, spark plugs and air filters. (Note: when I changed the air filters, I DID pull out that small hose on the right ear and then put it back into the air filter box, I was trying to figure out it's purpose)
If you guys know what could be causing this leak, I would love to hear your suggestions.
As always, thank you for your time.
85’ VN700 w/15,600 miles