I have posted this on an older post but I thought I might get some more responses if I started a new thread.
I bought a local 1992 ZX11. Changed the oil , fluids etc. like you would do with any normal bike that you bought. Went for a ride all was good. Actually went on several rides with no issue.
However, the last ride a went on, everything seems good. I park the bike and the next morning I come out to a puddle of oil!!! I would say 1/4 of a quart? Enough that I am using a ton of paper towels to clean it up
As a suggest by someone on the forum
- I decrease everything.
- Wipe everything down
- Use baby powder all over the engine
- Add some oil back in
I then go for a 10 minute ride. While I am stopped at stop signs etc. I look down... no oil.
I get home, put the bike on the center stand within 5 minutes. I start to smell burning oil and there is oil dripping on the exhaust (I have a Muyzzy 4 into 1 if that matters). There is not a stream of oil but a steady drip... but I cannot for the life of me tell where it is coming from !!! None of the baby powder shows any signs of oil from any of the banjo fittings. I took the clutch slave unit off so I can look at the sprocket... no oil.
The best way to describe it , it seems to be leaking from something above and behind the water pump. I cam back and had another decent size puddle.
Here is the other thing.... eventually I clean up all the oil, put a white towel down and EVENTUALLY there is no drip. If I look at the oil level , I can see it is below the fill line but maybe 1/4 of a quart of oil takes it back
to a good level. It doesn't seem to leak again unless I start it and get it warm.
I took a video of the drip ... I am hoping this link works.
Would love to know your thoughts !!!