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So I have a leak from both the front and rear head. Top just under the removable fins. I have a terrible tapping when idling and know I am way over due for a valve adjustment. I'm wondering if anyone can help out out where I may be leaking and what may be involved in fixing it. And do you think bad valve clearance could have contributed. The leak is fairly slow. By the end of a week to and from work it's about half as bad as in the pictures. First picture is front jug with thr readiator removed. Second is rear jug from the left side. Thanks for your help all. Have a great day.
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I agree mine is lower than yours. I don't notice a significant amount of oil loss but there is some. I just wonder also why it started so suddenly.
 

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Its been a minute since I have been able to look a the X. Today I just pulled the plugs, and there is oil on the front left and Rear right plugs. its on the threads as well as above them. As seen in the picture I believe it is leaking out the spark plug drain holes. Does anyone have an idea where this could be leaking? Everything I am reading seems like the likely culprit is the valve cover gasket? Is it typical for both to go at a similar time? Is there any test I can do to figure it out before pulling the engine? This would be one of the bigger motorcycle repair undertakings I had done, but would love to try before running to a dealership or shop. I like to learn and its already broke so...what's the worse that could happen. Thanks for your help
 

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Not loosing a ton of oil, and only when I'm riding. I just don't like having a leak I don't know where it's coming from. As far as a leakdown test, would a compression test be adequate? I don't have either tools. I can rent a compression tester, but if it isn't desirable then I could purchase the leakdown tester from harbor freight. Thanks again for the help.
 

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Yeah I found one for not to much. I'm waiting on some parts coming in. I think I might have bad o-rings on my spark plug sleeves. Gonna replace this then put the radiator back on to do some testing. Also gonna check valve clearance. Does anyone know if I need to drain the oil to remove the plug sleeves? I assume it's high enough on the engine without it running but unsure and done want a surprise when I remove them.
 
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