Re: Buy 2005 with Center-Stand Oil Residue?
Thank you for your thoughts.
I do find it interesting that the outside of the oil filter cover is oily, as well as the area in front of it. This could suggest an oil filter cover leak, but even if so, how did the oil get forward of the cover? Is there another likely source more towards the front of the bike?
Also, if it was such a leak, wouldn't the electric/hydraulic center stand actuator be oily as well? It doesn't appear to be.
And, what is the function of the very small switch at the to of the center stand shown in the last photo that is entirely oil soaked?
Further, if the oil was coming from anything other than the oil cover wouldn't you expect it to also make the areas of the bike further behind/towards the rear of the bike, also be oily? They are not.
Lastly, just for argument sake, could the bike have been carelessly filled (or overfilled) with oil and the residue spilled onto the outside of the cases and run down them?
Thank you for considering all my questions , as I only have these pics of the oil leak, and the bike is a long distance from my home and not easy to investigate again.