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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2008 goldwing. I have always changed my own oil. It has 67K. After this oil change ( I overfilled a little ) I saw a 6 inch thin line of oil on the ground when I got home from a short ride. Only a few short rides so far. while out I look on ground and no oil with short stops. I get home and it's dry under bike whether it sits for a day or a week. when I stand the bike up off side stand and back out there is a thin 4-6 inch line of oil (not an ounce) , left side under engine. I sucked out a few ounces of oil and it still did it next time. While I stop for a few minutes it's dry under bike. I look as I leave. I get home and park- dry until I go the next day or later. It will stop when I get enough excess oil out but my question is " has anyone ever seen this happen"
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when I stand the bike up off side stand and back out there is a thin 4-6 inch line of oil (not an ounce)


Look at item # 25.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ho...rum-shift-fork

Could this be the culprit.....??
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when I stand the bike up off side stand and back out there is a thin 4-6 inch line of oil (not an ounce)


Look at item # 25.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ho...rum-shift-fork

Could this be the culprit.....??
Makes sense to me.

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I just pulled the side cover and tried to look. from under it there is no wet spot. Bottom of the engine is dry. It comes from center/left for sure. now-correct level or even a little low on oil. 3 days ago drove 55 miles went inside for an hour , came out and dry as I pulled away. 55 miles home and dry when I put it in garage. Yesterday I backed out and oil on ground. went 5 miles, parked for half hour, came out and dry as I rode away. stopped for gas and dry when I drove away. This morning in garage dry,,, started engine and backing up and oil on the ground. If it's that seal there should be a wet spot where it's coming out, but I can't see it. that's why I asked if anyone has ever seen this. There is a leak--weird leak--but a leak.
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So, is this only happening when the bike is in reverse?

Why ain't we ridin'?
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It sits on the side stand in the garage. I get on and tilt it up straight. I start the engine as I am using my feet to back out of the garage while in nuteral. Tomorrow I will try backing out without starting the engine.
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Also, try parking the bike on the center stand.

Have you gotten down and looked to see where the oil might be coming from?
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I got my head under the engine while on the center stand and can't see any wet spots. That's what makes this so frustrating. If I can see it,,,, fixable. I already drove it 10 miles today and it's on the side stand. Tomorrow I will drive it again then park it on the center stand....thanks so far everyone !
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Can it be coming from a drain/vent hose under the bike?
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Thank you everyone. I am an idiot for waiting so long to see it. I taped paper under the bike this morning, which I should have done first. I started it and sure enough it leaked. It is the oil filter seal. It still isn't dripping there so I overlooked it. Since it expands when warm it never leaked while out riding or when I got home. I did just change the oil and never really overtighten the filter. I put the oil filter wrench on it and it seems snug enough so it has to be a bad "O" ring. Easy fix.
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