I have a 2006 SS1000 with about 8300 miles on it. It has seen no use in the last two years except for a spring and fall ride just to get the thing on the road. Yesterday I noticed a pretty good sized (4-5" in diameter) oil spot under the bike. Looks like it is coming from a seal on the bottom of the engine near the oil view port. Also looks like oil had been dripping on the exhaust header near a plugged port (again near the oil view port).
As I don't ride this bike much anymore I can delay repairs until spring or sometime in the future. My question is what could possibly be leaking and if its going to involve a major repair or a quick seal change. I realize this description is sketchy at best, I'm just looking for guesses or if anyone's had a similar problem.
i have noticed in a few threads that when people change there oil pressure switches etc they dont mention putting thread tape on?? i recommend it!!!! stopped all of my leaks and used correctly wont get into your oil at all works wonders.
1995 900ss, 2002 injected 900ss turbo, triumph 675 front fairing off a race bike modded for street, 916 rear tail section and a few other mods.
I had the same issue with my '03 999 and it turned out to be a washer on the top oil line at the engine. I went ahead and had them replace both washers for a buck each and 1/2 hour labor. My dealer stated that in his 25 years of Ducati service, he has never seem a oil leak at the engine cases.