Brought my new bike home and discovered an oil leak
I found a 03 with 17000 miles on it two days ago and it was in near perfect shape. I check the bike out as well as I could without taking the fairings off. Everything looked good, so I handed him a check and I rode it home.
The next day, I took all the plastics off to give everything a good cleaning. The bike had been sitting in a shed for two years and was really dusty. As I was taking them off, I started to see an accumulation of oil. The more I took off the more I found. It was definately old, as some of it was crusty and dry. So, I cleaned all of the oil off and attempted to trace it to the source. It seems to leaking somewhere on the top of the front cylinder. I haven't taken the tank off yet so I can't quite see exactly where it is coming from, but it's definately still oozing out of somewhere, enough to form droplets. The oil level is still good. Is there a common gasket issue with RC's or do you think the bike sitting that long could've dry rotted the gasket?