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72irondeerslayer
6th November 2011, 23:50
I just brought home my sportster today and its leaking oil. Sometimes it wont leak at all and sometimes it will pretty bad. It seems to be coming from what looks like an over flow that attaches to the cam cover right beside the generator. After i lost quite a bit of oil, the dipstick just it was still full. Could this simply be that there was too much oil in it or why is it leaking so bad?

ezmerf
6th November 2011, 23:53
It's wet sumping on you just keep riding it and it should clear up.

72irondeerslayer
7th November 2011, 03:50
thanks for the reply. so it should stop doing this when it is at the correct oil level?

IronMick
7th November 2011, 04:23
I just brought home my sportster today and its leaking oil. ... It seems to be coming from what looks like an over flow that attaches to the cam cover right beside the generator. ...

Read thru this Sticky thread for the entire story ...

Engine breather 101 / Crankcase Vent 101
http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?p=1960632#post1960632

heavy.clutch
7th November 2011, 09:33
It seems to be coming from what looks like an over flow that attaches to the cam cover right beside the generator.
Is it not the cam cover vent(breather)

72irondeerslayer
7th November 2011, 14:27
After reading up on it, thats what it is. Im gonna try a couple things that i read in the stickys and see what happens.