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  1. Uncle Ben

    Uncle Ben New Member

    Aug 10, 2019
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    I have some questions I was hoping I could get an answer to.

    What is this thing under the seat? Some sort of metal rod?

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    Also, when I was doing an oil change on the bike, I noticed that there was oil residue on the oil cooler fitting and on the braided steel lines. I cleaned them up, but I was not sure if that was normal for them to seep a bit of oil or if I should get it looked at.

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    Thanks for all the help guys!
     
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  2. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    That rod is for holding up the fuel tank. As far as the oil residue, clean it off and make sure all fittings are tight, if continues take it to the shop.
     
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  3. joe mc donald

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    Uncle Ben
    Welcome to the family. You know we the inmates will need a picture of the steed. I take it is a new bike. If so they have an oily residue sprayed on to them and it takes a wash or clean or two get rid of it. Just keep an eye on it should be alright.
    Ride Safe & Enjoy
    Joe.
     
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  4. Cyborgbot

    Cyborgbot Noble Member

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    Yep, it’s some sort of metal rod.
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Cyborgbot.
    Yep that was really helpful.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
  6. Cyborgbot

    Cyborgbot Noble Member

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    Thanks,
    I have an eye for detail. Only grateful I could help you good folks and impart some of my wisdom on such technical matters.
    Just ask and I’ll be happy to offer an opinion.
     
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  7. joe mc donald

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    Lost without your valuable help.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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  8. Uncle Ben

    Uncle Ben New Member

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    Cyborgbot :joy:
    No so helpful, but very funny. I guess I asked for it. Literally “what is this thing? Some sort of metal rod?”

    SteveRs
    Thanks for solving the mystery.
     
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  9. joe mc donald

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    You need a thick skin to last here in the asylum. I learned a long time ago you got to stay one step ahead. But its all in good humour. And of course the meds play a part.
    Regards
    Joe
     
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  10. Uncle Ben

    Uncle Ben New Member

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    Joe Mc Donald

    The bike is used with 1,250kms on it. So I don’t think it’s an oil spray from when it was new. It looks like it’s seeping from the fitting. I cleaned things off and tightened the bolts to 5 newton meters, and will keep an eye on it for the next little while I think

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  11. joe mc donald

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    Sure is a sweet machine. Yes just keep an eye on it. You will be fine Mate.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
  12. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Cheers.
     
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