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Hey guys, I have tried posting a few times but I never see my post??
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Anyways, I am a owner of a used 1098, I took it out to Chuckwalla in southern California. This bike was amazing, but when I got home, I took it off my trailer and started it up to move it in the garage. It started up but I smelled some burning oil? I sniffed the exhaust and it was not coming from there, I do not see oil drips on the floor or trailer. Could it be some drips out of a breather hose? This was my 1st time riding it aggressive so I am not sure what to think?

Has anyone experienced that?

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Hey guys, I have tried posting a few times but I never see my post??
Hope this one works.

Anyways, I am a owner of a used 1098, I took it out to Chuckwalla in southern California. This bike was amazing, but when I got home, I took it off my trailer and started it up to move it in the garage. It started up but I smelled some burning oil? I sniffed the exhaust and it was not coming from there, I do not see oil drips on the floor or trailer. Could it be some drips out of a breather hose? This was my 1st time riding it aggressive so I am not sure what to think?

Has anyone experienced that?

Thanks
I have a 1098S and I was out at Chuckwalla for the trackXperience event, thanksgiving weekend. Fun times..

I too have a slight oil leak. I can't remember where I traced it back, but there's a plug that goes in to the engine and it weeps a little oil so when my bike sits for a while, i'll see a dip on the floor. It works its way down via gravity, it sucks. Otherwise, all is good. I typically wipe down the wire of any oil, clean the plug on the left, and then check lowest points for any oil and then button it up and ride all weekend.

Let me know where you find the leak.
 

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Thanks, I'll look into it this weekend I hope. Here is a pic of my day, this literally was my 1st time back at a track and on a sport bike in 19 years.

I spent the entire day knocking the rust off, but had a blast. I plan on doing another track day next month. I would also like to get a set of wheels for slicks but that might be a bit for me.

I also have video with a really rough edit, but the speed is nothing to brag about lol. I see so many of my mistakes but I kept it on 2 wheels and could not wipe the smile off my face. This video progresses throuout the day. The 1st few minutes was my 1st lap on the track I have never been to on a bike I was new too. The last 6-8 minutes were towards the end of the day so my speed came up a bit but still a mild pace.





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Chuckwalla Ride Day:
 

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Was 16 years since my last track day. How many times did you drag your toes? I had to replace my toe sliders after two track days. For whatever reason, I have issues riding on the balls of my feet. I'm guessing it is a balance issue for me. Have fun!!
 

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Was 16 years since my last track day. How many times did you drag your toes? I had to replace my toe sliders after two track days. For whatever reason, I have issues riding on the balls of my feet. I'm guessing it is a balance issue for me. Have fun!!
Once! Lol I figured out the position after that real quick
 

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When were you there? I was there 11/28 and 11/29. It was like 30F at night out there and a high of 62F, so the track was insanely cold. I couldn't keep my slicks at near operating temperature until about the third session, so I kept it real cool. So you probably helped yourself by staying on DOT street tires (especially 1st time riding in so long). But, once you get comfortable and really can put down strong laps to keep those race tires hot, having a race DOT or race slick is enjoyable, when it's hot.

Have you ever ridden a bike with a slipper clutch? If not, then you don't know any better, but once you do, you'll want one, especially on the track with how late you brake and slam down the gears say from 4th to 2nd. Once I added one to my 1098S, I reflect back and wish I would have done it sooner.
 

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When were you there? I was there 11/28 and 11/29. It was like 30F at night out there and a high of 62F, so the track was insanely cold. I couldn't keep my slicks at near operating temperature until about the third session, so I kept it real cool. So you probably helped yourself by staying on DOT street tires (especially 1st time riding in so long). But, once you get comfortable and really can put down strong laps to keep those race tires hot, having a race DOT or race slick is enjoyable, when it's hot.

Have you ever ridden a bike with a slipper clutch? If not, then you don't know any better, but once you do, you'll want one, especially on the track with how late you brake and slam down the gears say from 4th to 2nd. Once I added one to my 1098S, I reflect back and wish I would have done it sooner.
Thanks for the tips. I was out there 12/7 it was 76 for the high. It seemed perfect. I would really like to add a slipper clutch for sure. I definitely know the benefits of having one.

My speed is not up yet to run slicks. A few more trips maybe
 

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Thanks, I'll look into it this weekend I hope. Here is a pic of my day, this literally was my 1st time back at a track and on a sport bike in 19 years.

I spent the entire day knocking the rust off, but had a blast. I plan on doing another track day next month. I would also like to get a set of wheels for slicks but that might be a bit for me.

I also have video with a really rough edit, but the speed is nothing to brag about lol. I see so many of my mistakes but I kept it on 2 wheels and could not wipe the smile off my face. This video progresses throuout the day. The 1st few minutes was my 1st lap on the track I have never been to on a bike I was new too. The last 6-8 minutes were towards the end of the day so my speed came up a bit but still a mild pace.
Nice camera positions! I love the sound of those brake pads doing their job, too! I put one of my cameras in a position this year at Mid Ohio where I noticed that sound for the first time. What brake pads are you using? Sounds similar to my EBC's...

As far as the 'mild' pace is concerned, after 19 years of no tracking riding, that's perfectly fine! I'm sure you won't stay there for long, especially on that beast you're riding!
 

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Could be the oil pressure sensor switch. They commonly develop a 'weep' after some time.

A replacement is the fix.
I had an oil pressure sensor switch that went bad last year at the track (no oil leaking from mine, though), and I now keep a spare in my tool box.

Pokey, I would not be overly concerned about the smell if you do not see oil drops or pooling some where. I would remove the fairings and crank up the bike and let it run for 10-15 minutes to get nice and hot. If there is a significant leak chances are you will spot it then when the bike is warmed up. Oil leaks can be very very difficult to trace. Earlier this year I noticed one on my 848. First I thought it was coming from one of the oil cooler hoses. I ensured the couplings were snug, but it persisted. From there I traced the source up to the timing belt cover (where no oil is supposed to be!). At that point I thought it was the valve cover seal, but I was wrong again! It turned out to be a cam seal that had popped out of its position. If you get this far (fairings, timing belt and valve covers removed), use a small inspection mirror to see if your cam seals are in tact; here's a picture of mine that popped out (cam seal is the brown object and should not be sticking out like that):

It did not leak unless the bike was running and nice-n-hot...

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Charles, thanks for the info, I will check it out for sure. As far as the brakes go, I love the sound too, but I have no idea what kind they are. I bought this bike 30 days ago. Like I said it's been a very long time not only on a track but on a sportbike. Lol
 
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