Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hendersonville, NC in summers and The Villages, FL in winters
Oil Leak From Strange Place
My wife's 2012 Victory Cross Country Tour has a very small oil leak from an unusual place. After riding the bike, oil will collect on and then drip from the bottom point of the left hand cheese wedge. I can't yet tell the source of this oil. There is nothing obvious to me in that area which could be a source of the oil. It is possible that it is something behind this cheese wedge or something above this cheese wedge that is leaking and dripping onto the wedge, the oil then runs to the bottom point of the wedge, and then drips from there.
The amount of oil dripping is small. It falls onto the shifter pivot and left footbed mounting bracket and then recollects and drips to the ground but not enough to make a puddle. Just enough to see it spread via capillary action on the concrete The drips seem to last for a few days after the bike is parked after a ride and then it stops.
Anyone experience something similar? Any ideas where this oil could be coming from?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
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Red 2012 XCT (wife's bike in NC)
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