Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA
Vic. It's unlikely that the oil weep is coming from the connection between the plastic fitting and oil tank. Trying to do anything with the fitting will ultimately result in a replacement. It is more likely the the oil weep is between the hose and the fitting. The hose will take on a set with the fitting over time and disturbing this position may cause a very slight leak. I try to make sure that I reposition both the hose and the hose clamp in the exact position that they were in before I removed them to reduce the risk of leaks.
I'm thinking of installing a T fitting in the oil supply hose between the tank and the engine, then routing the new drain hose down under the bike with an oil drain fitting in the end. The hose can be tied off to the frame. I'll let you know if I give this a shot.
Last edited by John06KGT; Mar 30th, 2009 at 12:58 pm.