Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

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Post by fgclark123 on Fri 27 Apr 2018, 10:26 am

Hi guys, I've found the source of an oil leak - see the oily bolt in the pics. The bolt is mounted in plastic, and at some point someone has twisted it too hard, breaking the housing.

There is a reservoir of oil there - coming back from the engine down into the air box area. I hope this is more or less standard... !

Anyway I thought I'd start be replacing the plastic part that features the dud bolt housing. Does anyone know what it's called? And is it a huge job?

Thanks

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Post by Beresford on Fri 27 Apr 2018, 11:03 am

Those captive nuts are a curse when they sieze like that. However it is possible to repair cheaply as long as you don't mangle the casing too much. Clamp the bush in a vice to take the bolt out (carefully, so as not to do any more damage}. Clean the threads so the bolt may be inserted easily again. Then degrease the bush and housing and araldite back in place. After that always keep the bolt well copperslipped.

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