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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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oily residue on pushrod cover

i have an 03 roadstar silver ann edition and sometimes after a ride
there seems to be an oily residue on the pushrod cover behind the carb on the air filter side of the bike but its so clear it almost looks like fuel its tough to tell obviously ive tried to rub it on my finger and
smell it but still cant tell any help would be greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 11:16 AM
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Could be either. There's a fuel overflow tube that comes out at the carb which is close to where you're talking about, and there is rubber o-rings around the top and bottom of the push-rod covers, one of which that could have gone bad, causing a bit of an oil leak. Also if the valve cover gasket is bad it could have a leak coming down on to the cover. If you can post pictures, it would be easier to see.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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thanks Fatjay, its not always there just occasionally after a ride
I will try to post pics
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