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I have an oil leak coming from the bottom of the clutch cover which i've had for some time now, nobody seems to know what's causing it not even kawasaki!?! now i've noticed thers's oil coming from the head too! HELP

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Im not to familer with te zx12r, but if you are springing oil leaks it could be down to over pressure in the crankcase/engine. Check all your breather hoses are not obstructed or kinked (normally a large diameter rubber hose that goes from the engine to the airbox.
I am guessing you have already changed the cluch cover gasket? Im afraid they will need changing if you want an oil tight engine.

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