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Old 1st January 2019
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Theres quite alot of talk on this thread about keeping the bike upright to keep oil out of the primary, Im assuming so the level doesnt rise above the level plug and then either submerge the bottom of the clutch and/or fling so much oil around when running that it gets into the dry clutch and wets it?

I have a similar problem which starts with the oil tank emptying into the crankcase via the pump, then passing from the case into the primary. The only way I deal with this is to leave the level plug out when the bike is standing for any amount of time, and leave a pan under it to catch the oil. Which is a waste of good oil.

I have tried the "tap the seat with a ball bearing" trick, which worked for a bit. Now back to leaking again. Thinking of putting a tap in the line under the tank, which is a dangerous route to go down.
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