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Dripping oil - Ninja 650L

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by spectre8491, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Hi guys,

    Just wanted to ask a quick question, just bought a new Ninja 650L, and was having a look at it today and noticed that there seems to be a bit of a leak on the nut on the oil sump.

    I've tried tightening up a bit more as I figured it may have come a bit loose due to riding/vibration as it is a new bike, but still has a little bit of a drip. It doesn't look like its leaking very much at all so I'm not too worried just yet, but thought it was worth asking about.



    So just wondering if there is anything else I should be looking out for, or is this something that is reasonably common with new bikes?


    Regards,

    Dave
     
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  2. It might have had a washer that was left out. If it's new then take it back and let where you bought it from deal with it under warranty.
     
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  3. as above, washer missing?
     
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  4. If it is new it shouldn't leak. Whao cares what is causing it . Take it back.
     
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  5. ^^^ yep, not your problem to deal with and any tinkering you do could risk voiding warranty
     
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  6. Get yourself a new "crush seal". It's a washer made of a slightly soft metal that "crushes" as you tighten it, creating a good seal. Most bike shops with a service dept sell them.

    Also, try and use a torque wrench. I've experienced having to replace an oil pan because some twat overtightened my sump bolt and damaged the thread.
     
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  7. Thanks for all the replies, seems that giving the bolt a little bit of a tighten has fixed the issue, it's going in for 1k service shortly so will mention it to them when I take it in, until then I'll keep an eye on it.

    Thanks again,

    Dave
     
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