I changed the oil on my 99 V-Star 650. Drain oil, remove oil cover, change the oil filter, replace the O-ring (put a bit of oil on it before seating it), put it back together annnnnd..............oil leak.
The oil leaks out of the oil filter cover plate. Every time after I ride, I will set it down and notice a few drops on the ground. On the highway, the oil will splatter on the back of the bike. I want to fix this proto.
This guy says his plate was warped and had to be resurfaced. This could make sense, as I probably made the screws too tight. Although, I tried removing the plate, reseating it, and tightening it less and I still get a leak.
I know I put the screw back in the right holes, but please does anyone know where the long screws go? I pulled one out from the top right side, and the other long one from the middle. Is this correct? It's possible the screws are in the wrong holes.