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Just had my Rinny to the dealer for 1st service- 100 mile drive each way and $230 (included rejetting for high altitude)! Now I find I have an oil leak! A fair amount of new oil was on the cardboard I have under the machine this morning. I think the oil drain plug is OK, but due to a recent move I couldn't find my large metric sockets to check (is it about a 19mm?). Anyway the oil is around the two small holes in the plastic skid plate. So after I find the proper socket and check the drain plug, is there anywhere else the oil could be coming from in that area? It's not anywhere near the oil filter housing, so I don't think that is the problem. I may end up having to go back to the dealer thru some bad weather if I can't find the problem!
 

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You may not have a problem. It is very difficult to drain the oil without some of it ending up pouring out on the skid plates. Mine leaks off the skid plate for several days. Check your oil level before you drive back.
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I agree with parkgt. When I changed my oil, it pours into several different crevices including the skid plates and the area under the oil filter. It is difficult to contain all the oil. Give it a few days and keep an eye on the dipstick!
 

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Thanks for the advice guys, and I know what you're saying; but this looked like "new" oil to me. I am going to give it a couple of days, however.
 

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The boys are right the oil stays in the skid plate for a while before it complitle drip off,If you ever change your oil yourself you'l see that it never get to dark like a car oil.
 

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especially the first changing because it is so soon! The oil doesnt have time to start breaking down. Therefore it is still the "new" looking kind...I dont think you have anything to worry about. But I would keep a keen eye on the dipstick.
 

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What they said. But wait until you change it yourself. It's an experience, and then you would understand how it got there.
 

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Thanks much for the experienced input guys- this morning no more oil on the cardboard! Looks like I don't have to make that trip back to the dealer after all. By the way the oil plug looks to be a 17mm, but I'm going to need some kind of attachment on my ratchet to get in there when I do change the oil (warm weather), what do you guys use?
 

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WHEN I DO MINE I TAKE OFF THE FACT. SKID PLATE, I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE FRIGGIN MESS IT LEFT!! THERE REALLY ISNT THAT MUCH THAT HOLDS IT ON
 

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Good idea, festus- that's what I'll do when I do the next change.
 
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