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Old Nov 23rd, 2009, 12:30 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Leak

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.

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Old Nov 27th, 2009, 7:49 am   #2 (permalink)
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oil pressure sensor

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I'd look at the oil pressure sensor which seems not being able to stand the pressure it is supposed to measure. I am at number 3 so far. I don't get original neither I just use what fits in.

In my case I also had to tighten the oil lines, the ones coming from the cooler. They sit on the same side, at least on the 2001 750SS I own.

750SS i.e. 2001 stock with Power Commander and potentiometer
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Old Nov 27th, 2009, 2:11 pm   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old Nov 27th, 2009, 2:54 pm   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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