Question about 2005 Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom
So I noticed a week or two ago that I have a drop of oil forming on the bottom left side of the engine where the left side engine cover attaches to the case. I cleaned the bottom and inside the sprocket cover to see if I could trace where it is coming from. After 24 miles today I noticed where it is coming from. If I remove the sprocket cover I can see the the side of the case is wet with oil all the way up until where the wires enter the case cover. I am guessing these are the alternator/generator wires but could oil be leaking from there? It seems that it is. Can anyone provide me a blow up of the parts or some sort of guess as to where the oil is leaking from? I am still under warranty and will probably stop by a dealership next week to have it looked at, but would like some ideas before I go in. Thanks in advance.
This is on the chain side of the bike, isn't it? i hope you always made damned sure your chain wasnt too tight when you adjusted it... i doubt this would be a problem on the wee, but on my gs1150, i had an offset sprocket so the chain would clear the larger gsxr rear tire i had i can't remember which size the tire was(185?), but my front sprocket was offset 3/8. well, the chain was too tight on that bike and the output shaft toasted the bearing, and that made some neat damage to my engine cases, the symptom i got was lots of smoke coming from there, oh that and the oil leak that looked a lot liek what you describe. however, greywolf knows the strom way better than me and his suggestion of the clutch pushrod seal makes sense. on the gs, the clutch is on the opposite side from the sprocket, so it's an impossibility. so check the clutch seal, also check your output bearing seal. dont fret my horror story, as i said, unlikely on a strom, and never happened on a gs1150 either, only happened because: A- too tight a chain B- offset sprocket.
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