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  • Panamainc
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    Thanks Guys...I have been away. I am going to put this up on the lift and do the complete once over and check everything as this is not right at all. I will post what I find once this issue is solved.

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  • T. Cotten
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    Originally posted by Ka3acmah View Post
    Could also be breather out of time??
    Could be, Ka3acmah!

    But it should puke out the breather tube behind the pump, not the primary.

    A steady drip while running suggests a loose hose to the primary chain oiler.

    They are always fun.

    ....Cotten

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  • Ka3acmah
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    Could also be breather out of time??

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  • T. Cotten
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    Welcome PanamaInc!

    Since the primary is supposed to be sealed, sumping past the ball check should be a mute issue.

    You must clean and inspect everywhere carefully to determine where so much could exit. A flashlight and mirror help a little.

    Let's hope its just a fossilized oil line (and one you can replace easily,)

    ....Cotten
    PS: Do you have the 3.5 gal tanks with the petcock on the right? I'll never forget those... ...
    Last edited by T. Cotten; 10-07-2021, 04:09 PM.

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  • Panamainc
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    Check Valve...Oil Leak question

    I am new to this forum and have been learning quite a bit about panheads/ old shovels but this item is a bit puzzling. The bike is a total stock vintage 1966 shovelhead police bike. It had been sitting in a basement for 25 years. I slowly brought it back to life with many mechanical repairs but did not open up the motor or trany. The issue: When the bike is sitting idle on the stand I get an excessive amount of oil dripping from the primary cover. I pulled the check spring and ball. I re-lapped the ball seat and reinstalled. It made no difference in the leak. The leak is a drip every 4 seconds then slows once things are cooled but continues and does not stop. The spring and check ball seem fine. Could the relief valve be causing any of this?
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