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Oil loss on the exhaust anteriorly - 2006 Buell Firebolt XB12R

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The last time I saw a Buell with Oil on the exhaust it was because the oil filter was seeping oil around the seal where it was not tight enough. I was able to tighten it by hand and wipe off the oil with a paper towel and the oil appearing on the exhaust went away.

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