Dropped my bike :(

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Dropped my bike :(

Post by Esoteric » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:22 pm

Hi all,
I'm pretty new to this forum and biking in general. Been biking for a few months but haven't got much time in yet due to work.
Anyway, to the point, not so long ago my bike fell over., it scratched the exhaust very slightly (nothing major) and the fairing (again just scratching nothing significant. However, oil has been leaking out of the bottom of the bike. It's leaking quite slowly and is coming out of the engine near the 'sump' I've been told by a kind neighbour. It is covering the nuts/bolts at the bottom and some of the lower piping as well as the stands. Any suggestions on what it might be or how I can investigate it?
No where is open to take it for repair. My neighbour is quite experienced with bikes and has offered to give me a hand with the actual repair once I've figured out what it is and got the part I need.
I'm using my car at the moment due to the problem and my lack of spare time (work in healthcare and right now it's nuts)

Thank you all in advanced for all of your help

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Mr Fro » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:32 pm

Have you got a picture?

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by fastbob » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:45 pm

I would remove the fairing and wipe the whole engine down so it's completely clean and free of any trace of oil . Then you will be able to identify exactly where it's originating . Bear in mind that oil is very clingy and will run along the underside of surfaces so the place that it is dripping from might not be the place that it is coming from . If it were me , I would start the bike and let it run for a while so that the oil is redistributed to where it's supposed to be . And please can you tell us what bike it is and which way it fell .

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Esoteric » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:51 pm

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It's a Honda CBF125MD

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Ian Frog » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:57 pm

I would love to help but for some reason I cant see your pics!
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by skyrider » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:07 pm

there is a couple on fleabay and the bikes just seem to have a headlamp style fairing and one has a belly pan
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:25 pm

I too can't see the pics
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by fastbob » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:27 pm

Same , can't open pics . Just go attachments , add files , choose image and submit .

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:30 pm

From the description I'd guess it fell on it its right side? So could be the oil filler cap or somewhere maybe?
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Esoteric » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:54 pm

Thanks for all the help so far. Can you see the pictures now?
I believe it fell on it's right side but I was at work and my neighbour saw it and picked it up for me so I'm not 100% certail
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by skyrider » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:58 pm

is that rust or is it oil drooling out of your sump plug :?:
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:17 pm

skyrider wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:58 pm
is that rust or is it oil drooling out of your sump plug :?:
Looks like a spot of rust top tight of the bold and wet oil on the underside of the bolt head? :scratch:
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Post by skyrider » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:18 pm

yes i thought so too
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:54 pm

I'd put a guess on its dribbled down from maybe the oil filler cap doesn't look like the sump plug is actually leaking as there doesn't look to be too much residual oil around the seam of the plug
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by TimR » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:10 pm

Two pieces of advice
1. Check this bolt for tightness
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DO NOT GO MAD ON IT !!!! IT ONLY NEEDS TO BE TIGHT ie hand tight then spanner tight ( you begin to feel the resistance and a weeny bit more )
Wipe clean the area and keep an eye on it .
This is unlikely to have been as a result of yhe bike going over unless the base of the engine struck something ie lamp post / kerb

2.investigate this clean silver line as it may be a crack in the casing
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There may be a historic leak as looking at the picture one side of engine is bone dry but other seems stained/wet
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