Yesterday after replacing Orings on the oil pipe union, replacing the main oil supply hose, adjusting the clutch, and replacing the fork oil with 30W (lawn mower motor oil was the only non-multi grade oil I could find), I headed northeast to Digby, N.S., home of the Wharf Rat Rally which would have taken place on Labor Day weekend - - cancelled this year.) I took the inland route via route 340 and intended to return by the coast road. But the wind had picked up, remnants of whatever the last hurricane was, and I had to return by the same inland route or get blown into the bay or the woods.
This photo taken in town at the public wharf.
I got home, 132 miles later, and parked the bike for an hour to view this:
The worst part is the oil on the rear tire, even in the high shoulder rim, as well as on the tire. Maybe I'm being too critical after 132 miles at speeds up to 65 mph, but still not nice.
The good news is that there is no indication of oil any where on the top end as can be seen in the next two photos.
Today I tweaked all the hoses connections again and removed and added a smear of RTV silicon to the Orings on the oil pipe union connections. I also drained (using the drain plug) and replaced the ATF primary oil; I got about 110 ml of oil out of the 140 I put in, so not bad considering I had the primary cover off yesterday before I refilled. Gear oil seems to just at the tip of the dip stick, and motor oil may be down 1/4 pint.
Gunner the inspection caps on the PCC should have little holes in them anyway (in the breather one) one of them should have a little baffle plate on the inside and a hole as seen from the outside, the baffle plate isn’t really required, I’ve never seen any oil from there.
Koncretekid (Tom) Nova Scotia looks a nice place to visit.
Allan, I have vented inspection caps on my primary and am using ATF so should be able to verify any leakage from that source. I'm pretty sure it is motor oil, but can't tell from where.
I also did a leak-down test today and although the secondary gauge is not the correct one, it's just a 300 psi gauge, both gauges stayed near 100 psi for the test and the leakage (blow-by or head gasket) was very little. If there is leakage, the second gauge should have dropped which it did not.
As for Nova Scotia being a nice place to visit, I thought so too, 47 years ago, and I'm still here. Incidentally, virtually no Covid here so we feel pretty safe, as well.