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Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:27 am
by TexasSuperDuke
I noticed a few drops of oil when I first got my new bike home. I didn't think much of it. Maybe the dealer dribbled it when prepping it for sale. It's a 2016 so it had been sitting around awhile. I put a tray under it to see if it was still leaking and if I could spot from where. I saw only one drop before I took it in to get its first service. Now I'm seeing a few drops per day. It's coming from the bolt area behind the oil filter. I'm not sure if that's the engine case or if there's a separate cover for something under there. Pic attached for anyone that might know what that bolt goes to. I've tightened it but that didn't help.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:04 pm
by Newjerseyduke
Is it coming from the oil filter cover and running backwards from wind pushing it? If it's actually from that lower bolt the shop is going to have to look at it I think.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:15 pm
by TexasSuperDuke
No, I can see clearly that the oil filter cover is clean. It's seeping out right from that bolt which is way back from the filter cover. I just don't see what that bolt is holding together.
i will be taking it back to the dealer this week.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:38 pm
by Vibral
Hey TexasSuperDuke I ALSO have a leak on a brand new 2016 Superduke in nearly the exact same area. I brought mine to the dealer and they said don't worry about it looks like lube. However the oil leak persists. I'm trying to diagnose it now. I've tracked the Oil leak all the way up to a hose heading to the radiator.
What did your dealer say?

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:55 pm
by TexasSuperDuke
I haven't had time to bring it back. I am going there tomorrow. I'll let you know, but I'm curious too. I didn't feel any oil behind that area. I haven't had a leaky bike since the 90s.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:17 pm
by Vibral
I really don't want to be without the bike for several days and take it to the dealer if I can't find the source but it's driving me nuts. Hope you have better luck and I look forward to hearing.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:51 pm
by Vibral
FYI Dealer couldn't replicate. Says to take it home. So I take it home, romp on it yesterday with the girlfriend for about 100ish miles put it away and come out to yet another small leak on the garage floor this morning. :|

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:23 pm
by TexasSuperDuke
That stinks. I meant to get on here and give you my update. My dealer did find the leak after several spray powder applications. It's a cover above the oil filter. Even the mechanic doesn't know what it's for lol. They are ordering a new cover and gasket. I'm bummed I'll be without my brand new bike for another week or two, but I'll be happy if it's leak free. Plus I'm hoping my new exhaust will be here by the time I get it back. I will get a picture of the spot on the bike, and the old cover for you.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:34 pm
by Freude am Fahren
I just walked out after not riding for a while and saw a small puddle on the floor of oil. Bike is a mess so it's hard to tell exactly where it's coming from, so I'm going to clean and keep an eye on it, but I think it's the same location. Also a 2016.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:10 am
by TexasSuperDuke
Great, looks like we started a club no one wants to join. :(

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:01 pm
by Vibral
Great. Well if you get a picture that would be fantastic. Hopefully it's the same but I'm giving them a phone call again today.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:50 pm
by Dakkine2
The day I took delivery of my '17 I noticed a puddle of oil after a quick ride on some back roads by the dealer. Was the front valve cover leaking down to the oil filler then on the ground. KTM sent a new gasket overnight for Saturday delivery and the dealer had it ready by noon. No issues since.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:43 am
by TexasSuperDuke
My dealer said they ordered the suction pump cover and gasket. It's directly over the oil filter. Hope that helps. I won't have the bike back until this weekend. I'll post a pic then.

Re: Oil Leak on New 1290

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:11 am
by TexasSuperDuke
OK gents, I got the Duke back. Dealer kept it for 2 weeks. Repaired it, tested it and watched it on the lift. It is leak free so they tell me. The replaced part is the suction pump cover. It's hard to see, but it's next to the oil filter cover. Pic of the part is attached, I could not find it on a parts locator.