Thursday, 28 July 2011

Ducati 916 oil leak hard to find

With modern machines it is unusual to have a oil leak so when my Duke developed a leak I have been trying to find where it is coming from and took the bike apart. If you look at the pictures below, I have taken off the fairings which had oil inside the fairing, There is oil under the clutch slave cylinder and on the other side of the bike with the clutch cover off. There is oil contained and dripping from the bottom of this compartment that holds the clutch plates and clutch basket.
 The drops of oil are pointed out above
 Ready for service
The clutch slave side where there is a trail of oil from the lower of the three allen screws which hold the clutch slave cyclinder on. This tracks down under the side cover and ends up on the exhaust and fairing below.