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post #1 of 23 Old 04-05-2019, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Oil leak on new bike

Getting oil in and around the pan/filter area of the motor. Can't tell where it is coming from. New 2017. Any good way to determine source or what factors could be at play? The plug seems dry and the filter is tight.

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post #2 of 23 Old 04-05-2019, 09:07 PM
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My 2017 SP2 has had a weeping oil leak since day 1. Just as you describe. Is the slight weeping to the right lower side? A smudge of oil on the lower right fairing? I intend to replace the oil pan Honda bond with a kit race gasket one of these days.



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Yes right side. Just as you describe RC.

Is the tendency for oil to flow down or be blown upward? The bottom of the pan is wet but the plug appears dry.
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Had the same problem 2017.



Fixed by draining the oil. Undoing part #26, #27 and then can pull off #19 and cleaned/re-seated #28. Bolted back up and never leaked since.
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Seems like an elaborate redesign for the oil drain plug. I don't recall any issues with previous years that would prompt a change, especially one that would unnecessarily introduce a weakness.
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Only thing i can think of is people stripping the threads in the pan from over-tightening the drain bolt. The new design means you would only strip the threads in the plate.

Just my guess.
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Looks like its coming from above the pan ...not the plug or filter either

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will honda honor a warranty for such a thing? i didnt bring it back for the 500 mile oil change because i did it myself. does this void anything?
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Looks like its coming from above the pan ...not the plug or filter either
Your issue may be different to mine but its a super easy job next oil change.

And secondly you have to have the serving completed in the log book to have a valid warranty.
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Thank you for all the recommendations. I checked drain plug surround, filter, pan gasket and bolts. All looked good....until I noticed the pressure/ sensor boot was filled with oil... Tightened the sensor. Will re test next nice day... Other than tightening what else can I check?

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