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I laid my bike down on the right side and now it is leaking oil where the clutch line goes into the motor. It drips a small drop every 5 minutes. Hiw do I fix this an how much will it cost? And what exactly is messed up on it?

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Hi, Tom for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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SOURCE: clutch pulling

Your clutch is not fully disengaging.Adjust the cable at the lever until you have plenty of free play.Then adjust the cable at the motor until you have full engagement then readjust lever to 3/8 in play.Fine tune at the motor.It may take a few trys but you can get it.

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sounds like you have either a stuck float or a needle and seat leaking your carb is overflowing and coming out overflow tube. could try adding a carb cleaner additive to your fuel but chances are you will have remove and clean carbs or replace needle and seat jim

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its the water pump tell tale hole. if it is leaking it needs new water pump seal its pretty cheap and easy to fix also check the shaft isnt worn when you have it apart.

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bad seal.

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Not overly familiar with your bike, but there is probably a kill switch on the center stand to stop the engine. This prevents the potential problem of coming off the center stand with the wheel spinning.

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