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Oil from tank drains into sump when bike is not used for a few days any ideas

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Look for a check ball and seal in the tank or on the motor

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Hello and welcome to FixYa!
Oil spilled out on the bolt you removed? Hope to know more. It can be just a pan bolt that secures the oil pan. Just put it back and don't you worry. It will not harm your bike.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

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