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    Oil spray

    I've noticed some oil sprayed on the right side cover and saddlebag front on my '17 SGS. The first time I saw it I thought I may have ridden through something and wiped it off. The second time I got suspicious and now the third, I'm pissed. Don't see where it's coming from and I already had it in for the recall check and they said it was fine. 665 miles on the clock. Dealer closed til Tuesday. Anyone else experience this?


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    I actually had this on right after my service it was residual oil from where they spilled some I guess lmao BUT I wiped it and looked again nothing maybe you should grab a flashlight and go over your bike front to back


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    Thos sounds like oil blowby from the breather bolts venting into the air cleaner. This has been a problem for me on my '15 SGS from the jump. It is also a problem that I noticed on my brother's '17 CVO. What happens is, over time, the oil mist saturates the air filter and blows out into a fine mist onto the header, side cover and saddlebag. The only way to prevent this is to install a catch can on your bike, so that the oil can run into the tank and be dumped periodically.


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    the only way to prevent this is to check oil level as per the manual specs. Then if you want to install an ebs with a catch can is only good imho

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    Try filling the engine oil 1/2 qt lower, it works for me. 4 qts instead of 4.5.
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