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is it on the round ring of bolts around the clutch cover or the whole right side cover.I tell you what you can do to make it until riding season is over,mine was leaking at the top of the right side crankcase cover and I tried to tighten the bolts to no avail,it still leaked so here it is and i know this is not the proper way to fix an oil leak but it will let you ride until cooler weather and repair it right.set your bike on the centerstand and start it and bring it up to normal operating temperature,shut it off and drain the oil,loosen up all the bolts around the offending case(the leaker)do not pry on the case just loosen them up till they are not in contact with the cover. Take starting fluid and or brakleeen and spray the area that was leaking and wipe it dry,you won't be able to get it completely clean but do the best you can.Now using high temp black gasket sealer and run a thin bead along the seam where the two cases meet at the area where your leak was ,take a small flat piece of plastic or a clean putty knife or scraper and pull it across the bead of sealer trying to force it down into the area that was leaking,do this a couple of times and sit back and drink a coffee and take a break for about 15 and dream up new things you want for your bike.After the little break the RTV should be tacked up so retorque your bolts to spec wipe off excess sealer,pour a little oil in let it drain back out of the bike to wash out any solvent that may have got into your crankcase and about half a quart should do.If the leak is on the bottom I would let it set for however long what ever sealer you used said to cure,before putting the plug back in and refilling it with oil.luckily mine was on top and I could refill it immediately .I still had to give the sealer time to cure,before starting the bike but that oil leak is stopped for now and I'll keep an eye on it and replace the whole cover gasket this winter.Sounds Goofy I Know but it works ,the front engine covers on a Cat 992C Front end loader were notorious for leaking and it was a major teardown involving a boom truck to lift the radiators out and we would use this trick to wait for the next time they were in the shop where we had an overhead crane and a roof to teat it down and do it right,it is a50/50 shot and if it don't work you are just out a little time and a tube of sealant If it does you get to ride all summer before tackling that chore.
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Last edited by denny6006; 06-17-2009 at 10:30 PM.