I know the motor is water cooled but could have been the shock of cold water hitting a hot engine. When you start the engine the water gradually heats up along wit the engineJust got back from the shop. There’s definitely a small gap in the front of the case where it comes together at the front. There is another at the rear of the case. Up past the oil filter. That is where it’s supposedly leaking. Mechanic said he stuck a 2” paint scraper 3” up into the seam and that’s where the oil was coming from. Also, he’s definitely not trying to sell me anything as he said he “might consider” swapping a motor for me over the winter if he had time. The water being the reason definitely seems fishy (no pun intended) but that was the only incident leading to the rapid loss of oil. If insurance pays out I think I’ll buy the bike back, pick up another used VTX, and try to swap the motors this winter. Bike is in too good of condition to scrap it.
I can hear the wife already... “and WHY do you need 2 of the same motorcycle????” ;-)