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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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So, I've noticed that my 2012 CC seems to leak oil from a spot on the engine case. Each time I clean it off and go for a short ride it comes back with a very small smear of oil. See the picture. Where could this be coming from? Is this as simple as tightening up some bolts to stop it or do I need to bring it to the dealer for warranty work?



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It looks like it is coming out of your primary. Download the service manual and find the torque specs for the bolts that hold the cover on and check them. Also make sure you are not putting too much oil when you do change the oil.

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If it happens to my '12, I'll torque the primary bolts to spec, buy a new primary gasket, and keep an eye on the leak. If it continues I'll keep up with it until the next oil change and then swap it out. If it stops from torquing I'll check torque at oil changes.
Whether you use it now or later it' s a good deal having a spare primary gasket hanging around.

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Oil was changed by a dealer at the 600 mile service before I bought it. When I bought it I checked the oil level and it was correct.

I'll check the primary bolt torque.

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If still under warranty; let the dealership take care of it.

If i remember right; the last time I tried to buy a primary gasket they told
me I had to buy an entire kit. Hopefully that has changed by now.
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Tighten bolts up

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Since I had the bike to the dealer for a couple other minor things I had them take a peek at this. They think it just needed the primary bolts torqued, as others have suggested. That seemed to do the trick, judging by the lack of oil seepage after my 50 mile ride home.

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I would make sure you do not have too much oil in there as well. My "dealer" did my first oil change and put about 3/4 a quart to much. I rode the 80 miles back to my house on the interstate only to find a mess of oil all down the primary and saddlebags. I never let others work on my vehicles but I did on this one because I had it thrown in that they would do the 500 mile service. The best thing you can do if you are able is to work on your own bike and keep it away from the dealership.

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I would make sure you do not have too much oil in there as well. My "dealer" did my first oil change and put about 3/4 a quart to much. I rode the 80 miles back to my house on the interstate only to find a mess of oil all down the primary and saddlebags. I never let others work on my vehicles but I did on this one because I had it thrown in that they would do the 500 mile service. The best thing you can do if you are able is to work on your own bike and keep it away from the dealership.
When I bought the bike and got it home that was one of the first things I checked. It is at the correct level. And I do almost all of my own work (including things like adjusting the valves on my VTX and rebuilding my forks) but since this bike is under warranty and I needed to bring it to the dealer for the pipe calibration flash I figured I'd just mention it to them and get it on the record in case it becomes a long-term issue in the future.

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To re-awaken this thread I have a question regarding my 2012 CCT. Since I bought the bike a little over a year ago it's had an oil seepage leak coming from between the fins where the head meets the cylinder. From reading different threads it appears like it could be the porous head issue and I havenít had any luck getting a dealer around here to provide any advice on it (granted I havenít been pushing the issue either since itís more of an annoyance than a problem). However, when I began to leave for work this morning I had a more distressing oil leak, immediately behind the kickstand I had a puddle of oil about 8Ē around and since I was leaving for work I didnít have a chance to investigate further. Needless to say, the best riding weather weíve had in over a month and Iím cage bound
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Anyway, it doesnít say what this particular oil leak turned out to be, can anyone say whether or not it was just loosened primary bolts or a primary gasket which failed? Is it common (relatively) for primary gaskets to just suddenly fail or for bolts to suddenly loosen? The amount of oil which leaked gives me concern as it wasnít a ďdimeĒ spot or seepage but a full blown oil puddle. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.

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