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Offline qms1000r

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Oil Leak?
on: January 14, 2021, 10:09:56 PM
Hi lads,

Just wondering if anyone can help me figure what this is..
My s1000r has been sitting up since end of Nov on trickle charge and I decided to start it up in the shed and leave running (5mins) heated up to about 70 and I could smell burning looked under to see oil dripping onto the the cat and ground from what I'd call an alan key nut. Just to the left of the air filter.. I'll try add a picture now. But can anyone tell me what this nut is and any reason why I'm getting a leak.. fyi weather has been as low as - 5 this winter ..

Turned bike off cooled it down cleaned the oil and didn't drip any longer?

Afraid to take it for a spin and have oil onto the back wheel etc..
Cheers Mick

Not mechanical at all so bear with my descriptions..




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Re: Oil Leak?
Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 08:54:52 PM
Looks like an oil drain plug? Hopefully its just a seal or gasket. Never changed my own oil on thiese bikes so dont know for definite. Im sure someone with more experience will be online soon to reply

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Re: Oil Leak?
Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 09:16:26 PM
Itís an oil drain plug...

https://www.s1000r.co.uk/index.php/topic,9115.msg93955.html#msg93955

Sounds like you might need to give it a nip.

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Re: Oil Leak?
Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 09:20:14 PM
Great find my man. Been looking all over couldn't find any threads on it..

Gave the area a good clean today and tried to nip it but it didn't budge a bit. Or if it did I didn't notice it.

Will be taking it for a quick spin tomorrow too see how it is.

Cheers for the replies lads.

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Re: Oil Leak?
Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 09:55:29 PM
Has the oil been changed recently?

Was the crush washer replaced?

As its leaking its the ideal opportunity to drop the oil and change it.
Give the plug a clean up and fit a new crusher washer.

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Re: Oil Leak?
Reply #5 on: January 15, 2021, 10:51:49 PM
If the oil was changed, that is not the correct drain plug!

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Re: Oil Leak?
Reply #6 on: January 16, 2021, 05:36:57 AM
That plug is for an oil gallery in the upper front of the engine. Yes, if you opened while changing oil you would get 6 oz. of oil or so but no one ever opens it. I think you overheated your engine and that may have messed with the seal of this plug. Don't idle a bike for five minutes. There is no air flow and things get hot that normally do not. If you can't get out in the winter and bring up to operating temperature and the bike is on the maintenance charger, just look at it and think Spring. It is better off not running at all if the choices are idle in the garage or a short ride with out getting the oil hot for ten minutes to get the condensation out of it. And then there is the salt on the roads in the winter. I think you need a new crush washer under that plug and tighten it to the same spec as the drain plug. Good thing you came back, fire comes to mind.

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Re: Oil Leak?
Reply #7 on: January 24, 2021, 07:32:40 PM
Oil changed washer replaced. All good.

Thanks for replies lads  :152: