Motorcycle Shippers unloaded my first V11 last Friday. This was the first time I have ever seen a V11 in person. Everything looked near perfect ( it is 12 years old). Started right up. My, what a nice sound. I have been busy (and it was very new to me) so I would take short spins and come back home check things over and admire the good looks of the 2002 V11 LeMans. I got off work early today and I noticed a spot of oil under the left fork. I wiped it clean and headed out. I rode about three miles and I stopped to check to see if the oil come back. Fork oil everywhere.....I mopped it up all I could; it was on the wheel, rotor and had blown back on the engine. Turned around and slowly made it home.
I wonder if the trip from Santa Fe to Arkansas with the forks compressed by the straps damaged the seals? Unless some of you have a suggestion (I hope) I guess I will have to
completely disassemble the forks and miss this wonderful riding weather.