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2003 V11 Sport oil leak


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Hi All,

 

I noticed an oil leak on my bike last week as I rode my bike to work and had some oil on my boots and the bottom of my pants - on the right side only. I have attached pictures, as you can see the gasket looks messed up. My question is will changing gaskets fix the problem? 

https://imgur.com/dvTwzYH

https://imgur.com/SfZLjUJ

https://imgur.com/UbmYObU

 

Sorry, bit of a luddite here, I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I posted links. 

 

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Get Valpolini head cover gaskets, problem gone. Is MG cycle a resource in the US ? otherwise I get them from Valpolini in Italy.

Cheers Tom.

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Correct, correct.

Cheers Tom.

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I gotta get-me some o' them to replace my very thin ,original, green composites. :oldgit:

@Freedom, be diligent not to overtighten the valve covers and tighten in steps using a "star pattern."

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1 minute ago, Freedom said:

Thanks for posting those pictures docc. So those gaskets should do it? Ialmost ordered a couple before I posted here. 

 

Thanks 

The valve cover gasket surely looks like your leak. 

Perfect time for a "Decent Tune-up" . . .

 

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17 hours ago, docc said:

The valve cover gasket surely looks like your leak. 

Perfect time for a "Decent Tune-up" . . .

 

Not sure I am skilled enough to try it, but willing to give it a shot. 

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19 hours ago, Tomchri said:

Get Valpolini head cover gaskets, problem gone. Is MG cycle a resource in the US ? otherwise I get them from Valpolini in Italy.

Cheers Tom.

Mg Cycles is only about 100 miles from where he lives in Chicago.:bike:

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Yeah, those are the green OEM composite that many call "paper."  I didn't learn until recently that the metal-core gaskets for the 2-valve 1200 fit our square fin. No doubt, the metal-core gaskets are the best and most durable available. Of course they are double the money.

Almost $12US instead of $6.50. ;)

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