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I was told that a manufacturing flaw from 1990 to 1992(?)on the left case where the shaft exits is responsible for an unrepairable oil leak. I drained 3 qts of oil from the primary after maybe 300 miles. thats a little excessive for a crank seal failure. about 60,000 miles on the bike. Is ther a crankcase pressure test procedure so I can check where this leak is coming from?The bike is a 1990 fxr.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    you need to check with the dealer on this, 2nd hand stories like this are seldom true.

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The cheaper way to find a oil leak is to clean all the oil off the bottom of the engine and where you think the leak my be. Take the bike for a short ride , just enough to get the oil heated up to running temp and take baby power and dust the area that is suspect area for leak. it will stick to the oil and not the rest of the motor and it will show you where it's coming from.

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