Hello from a total newb!
I salute all the members of this magnificent forum, which made me very broke
and very happy
by making me buy a used V-Rod.
Being a scooter user for 5 years, I took the plunge and bought a 2012 (10th anniversary) silver(Brilliant Silver Pearl!) color VRSCDX. I am a responsible driver so I'm planning to take lessons for a while to be able to control this humongous monster properly.
So, after spending some time on the training field, I've noticed a leak in the cylinder heads (please see the pictures attached) and as a typical panicked 2nd hand V-Rod owner, I looked at this forum to search for clues. Many threads point out to the fact that crankcase breather tubes under the air box are to be blamed.
But since I'm a total newbie, I have no idea what a crankcase is, let alone a breather tube.
I'll go the dealer to have this checked, but any help before will be muchhhh appreciated.
As far as I understand, if it's not leaking, it is not a Harley
but still wanted to ask:
- What might be the cause? Is it definitely the breather tubes?
- What is the name of that part that lets oil out called? (bottom jug?, rear cylinder?? cylinder head??? case????)
- Would the repair be expensive?
- Urgency of the situation (i.e. stop what you are doing and run to the repairman vs have it fixed before next summer)
thanks in advance!