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Old 08-31-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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@@Up date@@ An oil leak??? What gives!!??

Gents, walked into my garage today and found my NRS with a good size puddle of oil under the left (clutch side). What gives? She never leaked a drop before this... it appears to be coming from this area where my finger is in the pictures....Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks a lot

Here are some pictures from this repair, I hope they help anyone in the same bind.. and thanks again guys, you were a huge help to a inexperienced NRS mechanic. lol

When I took the cover off I did notice that the Stater grommet had expanded and was quite loose, I have not idea why is went from no leak to full 1/2 liter of oil on the floor. So I took the guys advise (cheap rout first) pulled the grommet out, cleaned it really well, siliconed the the snot out of it, fed it back through the cover then added a normal (bathroom/kitchen) 3/4" rubber washer to the outside of the grommet, this really pulled the grommet tight to the inside of the cover which on its own should stop the leak. let it sit over night, and today.. so far so good. thanks again.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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Aha! The dreaded clutch side/ alternator wire grommet seepage! (Just kidding. The clutch is on the right side.)

This is a common problem with these engines. I fixed mine by removing the cover, removing the wire, and re-installing the wire grommet with two added O-rings. Others here have fixed it by super-cleaning the grommet with solvent and sealing it with copious amounts of silicone RTV.

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How did you disconnect the wire?
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:37 AM   #6
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Gents, walked into my garage today and found my NRS with a good size puddle of oil under the left (clutch side). What gives? She never leaked a drop before this... it appears to be coming from this area where my finger is in the pictures....Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks a lot
Actually - the CLUTCH is on the right side - just sayin.

Another "fairly common" problem is the spin-on oil filter starting to spin off. I put mine on "reasonably tight" (they're a bitch to get OFF they're so tight), but so far, I've had an HD filter and an Amsoil filter get loose on me and leave puddles.

My kid walks in the garage, points to a puddle and says; "you got an oil leak Dad?". Nah, that's just my breather tube bypass dump. But it was kinda big for that (that one leaves "trademark Harley" quarter sized spots). Felt around and sure enough, oil filter was loose - and I shoulda left it loose, since I'm doing an oil change this weekend - actually I should have done the oil change RIGHT THEN AND THERE, since the filter was ALREADY LOOSE (GOD gives me subtle hints and I tend to IGNORE THEM).

Stator wire is also a fairly common issue. If you're under warranty, I'd take it to the stealer (if you trust them to not fuk 3 other things up and scratch the hell out of your bike) and INSIST they do a stator replacement to cure this. The wire/stator/grommet is one piece.



and is mounted in the COVER, not on the engine block itself...

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Old 09-01-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot Rick! I appreciate it. How hard do you think it is for me to fix/replace this. I have some good mechanical skills and a service manual :-)
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Piece of cake to replace - disconnect the alternator plug under the left side radiator shroud , remove the pins from the plug , remove the alternator cover (needs a good pull to overcome the magnetism) , pull each wire through the grommet , pull the grommet out from inside the cover and replace it, thread the wires back through , refit the pins into the plug and refit the alternator cover.
Reconnect the plug and start the bike - make sure the pins you pulled out and replaced are making good contact by putting a voltmeter across the battery terminals and checking for 14 ish volts with the engine running.
You will lose a small amount of oil by removing the alternator cover if you haven't drained the engine oil BTW....

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Great, thanks a lot Steve... Sucks I just changed the oil a month ago... wondering if I tilt and support the bike to the opposite side... do you think Ill have minimal oil loss? Or is this much easier just to drain all the oil?

Thanks a lot guys.. this is all great info... appreciate the support!
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Great, thanks a lot Steve... Sucks I just changed the oil a month ago... wondering if I tilt and support the bike to the opposite side... do you think Ill have minimal oil loss? Or is this much easier just to drain all the oil?

Thanks a lot guys.. this is all great info... appreciate the support!
Chock of wood under the jiffy stand to get it upright as possible and you'll be fine
It's not a lot of oil - I only mention it so you have a drip tray ready
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okay thanks bud!! I just called Jaycox Harley Davidson here in Mississauga... Parts guy has no idea what I am trying to order..LOL I have to take him the service manual...brutal!
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Day 3 all is still good! Lol
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Why is my 2006 VRSCD doing this same exact leaking in the same area? I have a 2001 BMW R1200c that to this day has NEVER once leaked a drop. Very disaapointing to say the least.
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You have to take off the cover and clean out where the wire comes out and seal with grey sealer from the inside. Must be very very clean inside at the wire exit before appling the sealer. Permatex ultra grey. Let it dry overnight before re assembly.
It took me two times till I got it right. So far its lasted nearly 3 years.
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