Dropped my bike :(

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Bender » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:31 pm

As above highly unlikely falling over caused it, you don't want oil on rear tyre, follow above, clean off, check bolt, check oil level, keep an eye on it see where its spreading from, oil tends to spread rearward and downward from a leak.
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by fastbob » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:42 pm

I reckon a little bit of oil has come out of the breather and has dribbled down to the sump plug which is at the lowest point on the engine. Here you go . The crankcase breather will usually be plugged into the air box so have a poke around in there and to will probably find a bit of oil lurking around .
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Tiggie » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:57 pm

:stupid: Completely agree with this assessment.

And as he has a Harley he is very experienced in oil leaks :mrgreen:
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

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

Tiggie wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:57 pm
:stupid: Completely agree with this assessment.

And as he has a Harley he is very experienced in oil leaks :mrgreen:
Perhaps you would be kind enough to point them out to me .
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Tiggie » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:14 pm

@fastbob

Nope, I've got nothing, very tidy looking machine :thumb:
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

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

TimR wrote: ↑
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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Wow thank you for this detailed advice. I'll give it all a hose/hand clean, take some new pictures for comparison and try to have a look around.
Like I said I have no experience at all with this so thank you for going into so much detail and showing me on the pictures. I bought this from a dealership and came into problems a couple of months later (the tyres had some weird gel squirted into them to cover up punctures) but I've not had the bike fully checked over... seems it was a mistake to trust the dealer (though they did have good rep).

If the casing is cracked, what should I do in the meantime? I not sure if my neighbour will be willing or able to help me with a repair so significant and nowhere around here is open due to the quarantine. Is it just a case of topping up the oil and starting the engine every couple of days to get things moving around?
Once I've cleaning and investigated a bit more I'll post the new pictures up here (might take a few days though)

Thank you all again!

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Esoteric » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:24 pm

fastbob wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:42 pm
I reckon a little bit of oil has come out of the breather and has dribbled down to the sump plug which is at the lowest point on the engine. Here you go . The crankcase breather will usually be plugged into the air box so have a poke around in there and to will probably find a bit of oil lurking around .
Thank you, I'll take a look at this before and after I clean the bike and see if I can spot anything.
What would the best course of action be if this is the problem? Is it an easy fix? Or am I gonna die tryingπŸ˜‚

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by fastbob » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:50 pm

Esoteric wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:24 pm
fastbob wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:42 pm
I reckon a little bit of oil has come out of the breather and has dribbled down to the sump plug which is at the lowest point on the engine. Here you go . The crankcase breather will usually be plugged into the air box so have a poke around in there and to will probably find a bit of oil lurking around .
Thank you, I'll take a look at this before and after I clean the bike and see if I can spot anything.
What would the best course of action be if this is the problem? Is it an easy fix? Or am I gonna die tryingπŸ˜‚
There probably isn't any problem .

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by FallingDown » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:15 am

fastbob wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:50 pm
Esoteric wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:24 pm
fastbob wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:42 pm
I reckon a little bit of oil has come out of the breather and has dribbled down to the sump plug which is at the lowest point on the engine. Here you go . The crankcase breather will usually be plugged into the air box so have a poke around in there and to will probably find a bit of oil lurking around .
Thank you, I'll take a look at this before and after I clean the bike and see if I can spot anything.
What would the best course of action be if this is the problem? Is it an easy fix? Or am I gonna die tryingπŸ˜‚
There probably isn't any problem .
πŸ‘ The joys of Honda ownership. Good luck, sure it's probably nothing to worry about once you've cleaned it up and checked your oil level

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by Richzx6r » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:49 am

fastbob wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:11 pm
Tiggie wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:57 pm
:stupid: Completely agree with this assessment.

And as he has a Harley he is very experienced in oil leaks :mrgreen:
Perhaps you would be kind enough to point them out to me .
Its that bad its sprayed the wall by the left handlebar :mrgreen:
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by TimR » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:28 am

fastbob wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:11 pm
Tiggie wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:57 pm
:stupid: Completely agree with this assessment.

And as he has a Harley he is very experienced in oil leaks :mrgreen:
Perhaps you would be kind enough to point them out to me .
Hmmm looks a bit suspect there
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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by fastbob » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:55 am

TimR wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:28 am
fastbob wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:11 pm
Tiggie wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:57 pm
:stupid: Completely agree with this assessment.

And as he has a Harley he is very experienced in oil leaks :mrgreen:
Perhaps you would be kind enough to point them out to me .
Hmmm looks a bit suspect there
Polish_20200411_231005474~2.jpg
Oh there it is ! I wondered why my boots were soaked in oil .

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Re: Dropped my bike :(

Post by skyrider » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:10 pm

well the oil should stop them from cracking :lol:
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