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Hey, I have an 08 Bonnie, with a little over 900 miles on it. Ever since the 500 mile service, I've sometimes noticed a burning oil smell. After a ride this weekend a couple of oil spots showed up on the garage floor. After taking a closer look, I discovered the area of the leak (see photo--the arrow shows how far the leaking oil spread). It's on the underside of the bike, towards the front.

Is this one common? Anyone know what exactly is leaking?

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Your bike should not be leaking oil - If it were my bike, I would be hassling the dealer about it.

I could not tell on the pic exactly where the oil is leaking from - have you pin pointed that? I can see the "stain" from the oil spread, but not the point of origin.

EDIT: Duh! sorry - I should have read your post more carefully. You are asking where it might be coming from. I'll have to go look at my own bike.
 

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Looks like the oil galley plugs. Fairly common. The dealer will know about it, and should handle it regardless. No big deal :) Good luck!!!
 

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My 07 started leaking from one of the two oil galley plugs up front. The dealer replaced them both and coated them with liquid silicon. Not a drop since. I would have done it myself, but that front one is a bugger to get to (remove starter) so I figured if someone was going to break a bolt I'd let the dealer do it.
 

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thanks

thanks everyone, I'll be taking into the dealer soon to get this fixed under warranty, but it's good to have a little insight into what's happening before I take in.

thanks again
 
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