A little history first: 2003 VRSCA 65K miles with nary any problems.
The last month or so I noticed a small amount of oil (Tablespoon?), on the ground underneath the lower left frame rail...because of the bike's lean due to the kick-stand. The oil appears to be coming from the oil pan screws. The oil pan and rear metal plate (gas tank protector?) directly behind the oil pan is covered in oil. I dropped the oil pan and cleaned it up but didn't find anything unusual. I re-torqued every thing back up and still had the leak after riding. Looks like most of the leak is coming from the back corner near/at the ground strap (which is installed correctly).
While I had the oil pan down, I changed the stock screws/washers with stainless steel because they came in a Polished Stainless steel hardware kit for the bike. (Why they came with the kit go figure, can see them unless your an ant) However, still had the leak.
Someone suggested to use an aluminum washer under the stainless ones to act like a crush washer/seal.... after re-installing the screws with the new added washers (I used brass washers thinking they would work as good) I still have the leak, yet, smaller.
The bike was leak free for 5 years and now can't get it to stop. Any suggestions? Threads messed up on oil case? I really don't want to use a gasket sealer if I don't have to. New oil pan or gasket maybe?
Thanks in advance