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Author Topic: Oil Leaks  (Read 404 times)

P. Schraub

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Oil Leaks
« on: January 29, 2011, 08:03:15 AM »
Hey Folks,
        I have a new Bullet G5 Deluxe that's leaking oil from the airbox. It's a safety issue, as the oil is winding up on my rear tire ! I've traced the leak to a drain hole and hose nipple at the lowest point of the airbox. My question is : isn't there supposed to be another hose routed somwhere from that nipple ?? The crankcase is NOT over-filled. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
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Re: Oil Leaks
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 08:59:36 AM »
I believe she might have been over filled, it's easy to do with these bikes.
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Re: Oil Leaks
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 01:20:49 PM »
It's over filled. Cold, the oil should be barely visible in the window, Even up to low mark will blow oil. Trust me, I went through this with my G-5 . I find 1500-1700ccs with a filter change. If you're dripping oil, your air filter is shot also.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2011, 03:26:12 PM by jjoe256 »

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Re: Oil Leaks
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 04:19:05 PM »
Measure the oil when you drain and replace with same (amount).
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Re: Oil Leaks
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 05:25:47 PM »
These guys are all right - if there is oil in the airbox - it's overfilled ..........
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P. Schraub

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Re: Oil Leaks
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 02:06:24 PM »
Hey Guys,
      You all are correct........I screwed up and over-filled ! Thanks for your input and help. I still want to know why there's a hose nipple at the lowest point of the airbox. Could this be for a chain oiler in case of overfill? Or, is it just a drain hole ?