Problem, wet on left side below cylinder head

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  • per_s

Posted August 11, 2005 - 12:28 AM


I have a two by one inch wet spot just below the cylinder head on my MY00 426. It seems to be a very mild leakage since it is more like a oil film on the cylinder block. Is it something I have to fix at once? Any idea what it is?


  • biznet1

Posted August 11, 2005 - 02:23 AM


Clean it off with Carb cleaner and see if it returns.

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  • phat_450f

Posted August 11, 2005 - 02:27 AM


it just might be the gaskets are getting dry rotted. do you ride the bike alot???

  • per_s

Posted August 11, 2005 - 02:40 AM


I ride once a week and cleans it after every ride.
It sounds like a little micro leak in the gasket but I'm not sure.

  • biznet1

Posted August 11, 2005 - 07:10 AM


Sounds like your base gasket is fried. If it hasn't had a topend, you might want to go ahead and do that. Not that this would be the reason, but you'll be in there anyway...

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