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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.