Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMotorcycles · 2 months ago

Does anybody know the best method to find an oil leak on a motorcycle? ?

11 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Lift the bike, remove fairings, pressure wash everything from top to bottom be gentle, do an oil change, then add a uv liquid for oil leaks, Start the bike up ride it around the neighborhood  then put on your uv glasses flash the uv light all over the bike, once you’ve identified where it’s glowing take pics of the areas take to your motorcycle dealer head to the parts department and show them the pics where uv liquid came out. They’ll be able to tell you the name of the parts to order. Then learn to replace those parts. Good luck & don’t listen to these assholes 

  • 1 month ago

    First pressure wash the whole MC, then start it up and  see where the leak is.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    EYEBALLS seem to do the trick. Knowledge of gravity or where oil can splash to helps.

  • 2 months ago

    Get it up off the ground (securely), clean it thoroughly, and then start watching for where oil is seeping.

    It's going to most likely be someplace where there is a worn out gasket and/or loose bolts.

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  • Fred
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Clean it up, let it dry, get some baby powder, start it up, dust it with baby powder every where you suspect a leak, gently blow excess powder away with air. Look for your leak.

  • fuzzy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Clean the engine really thoroughly then go for a ride on a dusty road

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Clean it.

    Dry it.

    Put white chalk dust on seals.

    It should soon become obvious.

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Clean the exterior of the engine of all dirt and oil build-up and then let it run.  

    Watch for leaks.

  • Ron
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Fire that thing up and stick your head underneath until a drop hits you

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I usually look under the bike.

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