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I too just started experiencing this oil leak. The bike is a completely stock 06 883 with only 2700 miles on it. I was starting to get very concerned that something that's barely broken in can have major problems already. But, it appears this is a common occurance. I'll just keep wiping it up and keeping an eye on the oil level.
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I put 2.5 quarts instead of 3 in the oil tank and it has taken care of the problem. Bike will run fine with this amount.
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I too just started experiencing this oil leak. The bike is a completely stock 06 883 with only 2700 miles on it. I was starting to get very concerned that something that's barely broken in can have major problems already. But, it appears this is a common occurance. I'll just keep wiping it up and keeping an eye on the oil level.
It's not really an oil leak, as such. Having to have a crankcase breather is an unavoidable consequence of the siamesed crankpin v twin design. The valves that would the gasses expelled through the breathers only have a limited life (so do most of the aftermarket external valves, excepting the ET ones).

A four year old bike with only 2,700 miles on it is not only barely broken in, it hasn't been run enough to keep such things as oil seals in good condition.
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A four year old bike with only 2,700 miles on it is not only barely broken in, it hasn't been run enough to keep such things as oil seals in good condition.
Uh-oh...guess I'll be checking those seals this weekend then.
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As for routing it to the ground, I'd be reluctant to route oil into the path of my rear tire if a lot is coming out.
I run a catch can with the vent tube/overflow tube running down the swingarm past the path of the tire.
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You can do it several ways, small K&N filter, billet catch can, whatever. It's a damn mess if you over fill it & you have an AC that vents back into your intake. When I change the oil, I get three quarts and put 2.5 in. For those of you who have the stock AC, do not make my mistake. Do not buy the SE AC. Go NRHS or Force, vent it to the ground, a filter, a catch can, anywhere but the intake and avoid the whole oily mess.
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I'm using the NRHS and vent it to the ground.

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Aye you can. Look up the DIEMUS thread, many of us have and are using it.To no ill affect.
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