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  1. #1
    Hooligan
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    Oil on garage floor

    I noticed a few oil drops on the garage floor under my 2002 ZRX.
    Doesn't seem like a leak, maybe just seeping out? Is this normal?
    My garage can get well over a 100 degrees - would that make
    it do this? I have only had the bike a few months and it has 19k
    miles on it. Oil level seems to be okay, and oil was changed a
    few months ago - have driven just a few hundred miles since then.

  2. #2
    Shoulda got a blue one!
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    Re: Oil on garage floor

    If you can locate where the "drip" is building up before it drips, you should be able to find the source.


    If it's out the left side under the front of the kickstand, it could easily be chain lube build up in and around the countershaft.

    Good luck!
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    Red Dirt Hooligan
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    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Quote Originally Posted by mudgirlsdad View Post
    I noticed a few oil drops on the garage floor under my 2002 ZRX.
    Doesn't seem like a leak, maybe just seeping out? Is this normal?
    My garage can get well over a 100 degrees - would that make
    it do this? I have only had the bike a few months and it has 19k
    miles on it. Oil level seems to be okay, and oil was changed a
    few months ago - have driven just a few hundred miles since then.
    might be just chain lube that has managed to seep down and make a oil spot
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    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    might be just chain lube that has managed to seep down and make a oil spot
    Nope, it's the spark plug tube seals.... and the V/C gasket..... nothing else could ever leak, Hi Mike.

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    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Maybe it's the extra horsepower leaking out.


    Make sure your drain bolt is in tight, and make sure you didn't pinch the oil filter o-ring.

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    Red Dirt Hooligan
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    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post
    Nope, it's the spark plug tube seals.... and the V/C gasket..... nothing else could ever leak, Hi Mike.

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    Re: Oil on garage floor

    My 11 weeps at the bottom front right oil line, no big deal, plan to put a new washer on soon.
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    Shoulda got a blue one!
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    San Diego, Ca

    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    KWICK in 5...4...3...2...1.....

    Haha, I kinda thought the same thing, but he's at the DI Trackday at Willow Springs.

    He does however have Tapatalk
    Randy

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    Running on three cylinders
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    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Do you have the stock air box or pod filters? Either way, it could be originating from the crankcase blowby/vent line.
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  10. #10
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
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    SW tip of the Rocky Mountains

    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Found oil under my '99 ZRX about two weeks ago. Oil pressure sending switch had developed a leak after a mere 36,000 miles. Ordered a replacement from Ron Ayers for about 20 bux. Fixed.

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    Central NY (over 6 hills & around 1/2 a lake from Boz in KOTF country)

    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Sure it doesn't say Harley Davidson some where on it??

    I get some dripage now & again off the front sprocket area since going to an open cover, nasty chain wax/ crud build up there.
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  12. #12
    Just Some Random Guy
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    Location
    Central VA

    Re: Oil on garage floor

    I always have oil drops under my ZRX. It is a mechanical device with sealing surfaces that try to keep the oil in the engine. Sometimes they'll fail. You can chase down every leak as it occurs and replace the seal. Or you can ride the dang thing, realizing that they will, over time, develop leaks. Do you worry about drops of oil under your 10 year old car? Same principle.

    I only worry if I DON'T see drops of oil under the bike. That's when I know it is time to add oil.

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    I hate these kind of threads. Half the time it's due to some other stupid shit they've done to their bike that they thought was too insignificant to mention until page 8.

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    The Normal Hooligan
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    Re: Oil on garage floor

    Quote Originally Posted by mudgirlsdad View Post
    I noticed a few oil drops on the garage floor under my 2002 ZRX.
    Doesn't seem like a leak, maybe just seeping out? Is this normal?
    My garage can get well over a 100 degrees - would that make
    it do this? I have only had the bike a few months and it has 19k
    miles on it. Oil level seems to be okay, and oil was changed a
    few months ago - have driven just a few hundred miles since then.
    Well seeping is leaking isn't?
    No it's not normal to have anything dropping off the bike, but there are lots of places that it can be coming from. See if you can trace the spot on the floor to a specfic spot on teh bike and report back.
    As has been said it may just be spooge from the chain lube that has gathered under the front sprocket cover, which is common on all bike that have chains. It gets to be very messy there over time.
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