Hello everyone, I bought an '04 999 about 4 weeks ago. I have been a huge 999 fan for many years, so the day I picked up the 999 was literally a dream come true for me and the cause of about a weeks worth of sleepless nights. And it's great to finally be a part of this forum.
BUT, my story is not all roses, I need help... on the way home from the dealer the day I picked the bike up I noticed a bit of smoke coming from the exhaust. By the time i got to the side of the road there was so much smoke around the bike I could barely see the side of the road. It had dumped almost ALL of the oil out of the bike. I obviously took the bike back to the dealer, which actually have been very cool about the whole thing, covering costs, etc.... and they told me that the crank case pressure built up because I was at a steady rpm on the highway for about an hour. And this pressure forced oil through a bleeder line into the airbox. To me, it made some sense because the bike dumped the oil all over the ground after it was parked (which would come from the airbox drains), and i saw smoke coming out of the exhaust (which would come from the engine sucking it in from the airbox). I don't know what else could explain both external oil being spilled and the engine burning oil at the same time without a catastrophic failure of the heads or something, which i couldn't see any evidence of. But they didn't actually fix or replace anything.
So, the dealer gave me the bike back with the above explanations and told me that it probably wouldn't happen again. Obviously I was skeptical, and nervous because half the oil had coated my back tire and I was extremely lucky not to go down in front of my wife and kid who I was following home from the dealer.
I have since run the bike about 8 hours worth of riding with no problems... until yesterday... I am getting oil again dripping onto my garage floor... It looks to be coming from high up on the engine near the airbox... aaahhhh
So, has anyone had any experience with this? Does it make sense what the dealer told me? I would REALLY appreciate any suggestions or help!!! Sorry to be so long winded...
Here is a pic of the 999 stranded on the side of the road