Join Date: May 2007
Location: Falls Church, VA
Oil Leak (newb needs help)
So i'm brand new to riding and my 750 and general automotive work. But i'm a geek so i can be pretty patient and diligent at taking apart and putting together new things.
So i picked up an '86 Vulcan 750 tuesday. Thought i had given it a thorough going over before i signed the check, but i wake up wednesday morning to find a moderate puddle underneath the bike. Check the level and it's low, but just at the min, i'm too giddy to do anything but ride for a little bit and say i'll read up about it wednesday night / thursday.
So hear i am, thursday night and the resevoir is dry, and i'm seeing that oil leaks can be just about anything on this bike. . . from a broken seal inside, to a loose bolt outside to . . . well, whatever.
A little tinkering and it looks like it's coming from (or near) a smaller bolt a small distance (inch or a little more?) from the side stand on the left.
I've called a shop that's pretty close by to see what they could tell me, but thought i'd ask around in here as well.