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Offline Mikel89

Small leak after drop
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:24:50 am »
Howzit guys,

Last Thursday evening I dropped my bike on hard ground. I couldn't see the pole I braked for as I was turning to an entrance at zoo lake.

The bike must've run for 5 seconds while lying on it's right hand side. The crash bar bent, knocking the valve cover on the back-most corner.

There is oil that has come thru the visible screw on the valve cover, though it doesn't look like more has leaked.

Is this something I should be concerned about?

Thanks,
Michael
 

Offline TheBear

Re: Small leak after drop
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 11:43:15 am »
I would loosen the screws a little and re-tighten them just to ensure the tappet cover is properly lined up.  I see no reason to worry.
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Re: Small leak after drop
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 12:23:24 pm »
I would loosen the screws a little and re-tighten them just to ensure the tappet cover is properly lined up.  I see no reason to worry.

Ditto. My engine has run for longer than that after falling in sand.

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Re: Small leak after drop
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 01:35:52 pm »
100% agree 😎 The fall can just move the covers a bit, mark them at 12;00, loosen all 4 and nip back to the marks so you don't overtighten them.
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Offline Mikel89

Re: Small leak after drop
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 11:02:44 am »
Thanks very much guys!!