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Offline trinash

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Oil spill near the cap
on: November 15, 2021, 10.44 AM
Do you guys notice some oil marks near the oil tap? I haven't opened it or anything and checked if its properly tightened but still I clean the bike and after 2-4 days I see fresh marks of oil near the cap. Do you have the same?

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Re: Oil spill near the cap
Reply #1 on: November 15, 2021, 01.14 PM
*Originally Posted by trinash [+]
Do you guys notice some oil marks near the oil tap? I haven't opened it or anything and checked if its properly tightened but still I clean the bike and after 2-4 days I see fresh marks of oil near the cap. Do you have the same?

Some were saying that there was an 'O' ring missing under the cap, check yours.  :028:
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Re: Oil spill near the cap
Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 11.53 AM
Hello, so O-ring is there, but they told at the dealer that they tend to be somewhat bad. So they replaced it and I ordered a machined oil cup just to be sure.

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Re: Oil spill near the cap
Reply #3 on: March 21, 2022, 04.28 PM
*Originally Posted by trinash [+]
Hello, so O-ring is there, but they told at the dealer that they tend to be somewhat bad. So they replaced it and I ordered a machined oil cup just to be sure.

Hi everyone
I had the o-ring and even so noticed as well a leak from the oil filler cap.
Mentioned that when I left the bike in the dealer for another reason ( engine dying ) and they replaced the o-ring.
The day after there was a leak again. I've already emailed to the dealer just to let them know and for them be prepared to my complaint in person.
Is it a normal thing in new bikes to have this kind of problems since in this case, this oil filler cap is the same for a great number of other models?
I love the bike but this kind of issues on a bike bought new makes me angry. :006:
Safe roads to everyone

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Re: Oil spill near the cap
Reply #4 on: March 21, 2022, 05.03 PM
Mine was fixed after I added the machined oil cap which was an extra. I’ve seen several
Other triples they all have this minor oil spill next to the cap. So maybe buy a machined cap