Oil leak, where do I start?
Well guys, I was coming up a mountain with a load of gear on the bike, and trying not to get run over by the cars, as well as trying to get somewhere before dark, and the bike sprang a huge oil leak.
I abandoned the bike last night, but will be towing it a couple of miles to work on it in a few hours. What I do know now:
Bike ran fine, idled fine, did not smoke.
Oil leak is most likely from the front cylinder. The carbs were covered with oil, as well as some of the front of the cylinder. The leak was rapid, loosing all oil in less than 8 miles. Leak seemed minor enough at one point, so I decided to try to take it easy to get it about 9 miles away. It obviously failed to do that, and the leak may have gotten worse. Hope not, but you never know.
I'm hoping for any suggestions as to where the leak most likely is, and any other pointers. Right now, oil is everywhere.
Oh, it only leaks when running, which is partly why I thought the leak was smaller, as when I noticed it, the bike was off, and the there was just a little oil dripping, probably some of the oil that had already leaked out.