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Lost oil t looks like i'm not gonna be riding for awhile..... was in a small street today after riding for about an hour in REALLY hot weather...leaving a stop sign, i notice the rear tire slipping, i pull over.... and guess what? the tempature gague is at like 90 F-in %. and there is F-in hot oil shooting out from under the bike.... had to call a friend to tow it back....WTF...taking it to the dealer tomorrow...... P.S. turned the bike on after about 30 minutes, and it turned on fine....i just hope that the pistons are okay or anything else engine related.....this sucks. any ideas what happened and what the damaged could be?

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Sounds like your oil got hot eh? Is your bike water-colled? If so, better flush out that system and make sure its working properly.

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