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06 800 uh-oh

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So I went for a ride today. I was on the bike for about 20 minutes from a cold start. It's close to 100 degrees ambient here in lower Alabama. I watched the temp climb as I was expecting 240-250 degrees. The it started going up 255-260, 265 before I pulled over. It should be able to handle that temp but, well, something didn't. I have some kind of...looks like a drain or overflow that's leaking oil on the front side of the motor. It's sitting right next to a braded steel line on the bottom front of the motor. I assume the steel line is a oil cooler line but I haven't gotten the fairing off yet. On top of that I'm burning oil from the exhaust. I'm not sure if I hurt the motor or it there's some kind of seal that's failed. The motor sounds fine, but I'm still worried that I killed a ring.

Any idea's on where to start with that...overflow or whatever it is? Not looking forward to going into the motor.
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As it turns out it's leaking oil through the airbox drain. Yes that confused the hell out of me too. I retraced the hose about ten times to make sure I wasn't screwing it up. So I pop the cover off the airbox, and it's coated with oil. Somehow it's turned itself into a two stroke. I hate to be logical and think that the only way I could get that much blow by is if I have a bad headgasket. Opinions?
 

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So I'm pretty sure I've blown a ring. I'll see about getting a compression test done tomorrow when I'm off work to be sure. Does anyone know if there's a simple motor rebuild parts kit? If i'm going in I might as well make sure all is well. I never saw a oil light but I'm not sure how much oil is left in it either. I needed valves and belts this winter anyway so I'm planning on that. Of couse lots of measuring to make sure everything is in spec too.
 
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