Re: Oil Leak
The only *safe* way I know to stop a head gasket leak is to pull the head and replace the gasket. The dealer may have said he needs to pull the engine to replace the gasket, but I don't belive the whole motor has to be taken apart. I have not done this on our bikes, but you might be able to do Hoots trick where you might be able to remove enough things to be able to turn the engine so you can remove the cylinder head to replace the gasket without entirely removing the engine. This is not a technically difficult job, but it is a time consuming one. I'd try to live with the leak if it is not too severe, it until winter and make it a winter project..
Also becareful of what you tighten. Sometimes tightening things with gaskets too much, causes more leaks... Don't ask how I know this...
And stop parking next to Harley's, they give your bike bad ideas ;-)
Sorry HD owners, I could not resist... the obvious joke ;-)
Alright Already, Lets Ride!!