Oil leak?


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  • #5404
    AvatarKirill
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    Got my new 2018 Vitpilen 701 yesterday and after a few miles noticed what looks like an oil leak on the left side of the engine. I guess I should take it to the dealer next week.

    Has anyone had the same issue? I guess it’s better not to ride it in the meantime?

     

    • This topic was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by AvatarKirill.
    #5407
    AvatarNeoRetro
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    it’s not oil, it’s grease from the chain. the bikes come from the factory with a lot of grease on the chain that burns off. i stopped getting that excess grease after a few dozen miles, but i get it again after i clean and re-grease the chain.

    enjoy the new motorcycle, it’s tons of fun

    p.s. keep in eye on the clutch fluid reservoir, the 2018 models have a faulty o-ring on the slave cylinder. it’s been discussed on this forum.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by AvatarNeoRetro.
    #5416
    AvatarKirill
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    Thanks! That made me feel better.

    Another problem came up though – apparently, my dealer didn’t deactivate the transport mode which blocks ignition after you ride the bike for an hour or so. Had to tow it back to my garage…

    #5425
    Avatarswziy
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    Well, I had the same problem. Don’t ignore this. My dealer said that there is some kind of grease seal on front rack. This part needs to be replaced or sealed again with repair toolkit.

    #6096
    AvatarEvilxardas
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    Hello guys! I’ve just bought a svartpilen 701 and i have the same problem of the first pic. Any others feedback? Is it motor oil or just grasse from the chain?
    I am a little bit worried 🙂

    #6101
    AvatarKirill
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    it’s grease from the chain

    #6109
    Fred from franceFred from france
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    On new bikes the chain must be clean before use, clean the chain and every grease or oil and use your grease on the chain. It will probably solve your probleme… or confirm that there is a matter.

    #6111
    AvatarEvilxardas
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    Ok, i will do it this weekend.
    WD40 is a good brand? what is better: Chain lub or chain wax?
    Thank you 🙂

    #11382
    ZapfZapf
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    Do not use WD40..

    watch the following vids

    #11384
    Fred from franceFred from france
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    Personally I use oil to clean the chain and the grease tube motule that sticks better to the chain

    #12410
    Avatarkhanfaisal
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    Just discovered oil leak on my 2019 vitpilen 401 with only 60 miles Not sure if its oil or just grease from the chain

    #26013
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    Oops! (seal on the transmission shaft?)

    #27671
    Avatarvitvillain
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    Thanks! Had the same question on my 701. Makes sense considering it flung grease on the subframe and chain guard too.

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