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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Residue on cylinder fins. Oil leak?

Hey yíall! Iíve got a 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom I just bought it at my local Kawasaki Dealership and Iíve been having a blast on it. The new is now wearing off finally (lol) so Iíve been checking things out, and Iíve noticed that there is some dark residue on the front fin of the engine (pointing towards the radiator) it is hard to see unless youíre looking for it as my engine is matte black with machined fins. Is there anything in this area that could be sealing through thatís a dark color? I also looked in the valley between the twins for the first time and itís a little uneasy looking in there as well. Bike has 10k miles. Am i just looking for problems or is this something that should be addressed? Itís my first bike so I was debating on seeing if itís an issue or just getting a rag and cleaning the whore. Thank you all!! -Brad

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 06:42 AM
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Is it oil? If not it may just be road grime. I doubt your bike would be leaking oil at 10k.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 10:34 AM
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Suggest cleaning the area and see whether the residue reappears. As DaPreacha suggests it probably is only road dust, etc. But the dealer should have cleaned the Vulcan before selling it but dealers do not always do what they should do.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 05:12 AM
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Check your water hose clamps. They are known to loosen/not be tight enough from the factory.

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