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F7 leaking oil!

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Old 01-08-2010
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Default F7 leaking oil!

I was working on a friends 2004 F7 yesterday and I noticed a pool of oil under the sled. It's 2 stroke oil! I pull the bottom bellypan off the sled and it looks like it was coming from the throttle body boots. The oil looked like it was leaking where the boots and the reed cages meet on both cylinders.
Is this a known issue with these sleds?
I tried by best to snug the bolts back down for the time being but it looks like I'll have to pull half the sled apart to get at them! Man do I hate Cats!
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How many miles on the sled? 2,000 or 6,000?

And in the end it's no big deal. The extra oil adds a little weight making it easier for Poos to keep up.
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How many miles on the sled? 2,000 or 6,000?

And in the end it's no big deal. The extra oil adds a little weight making it easier for Poos to keep up.
Close to 2000 but I don't think Mileage is the issue here. I'm now thinking that his oil pump is stuck open. We cleaned the sled up yesterday and took it for a 2 minute rip. "Was just like Cuzzin at Haydays" (SMOKED LIKE A BITCH). Then today he called me and said that there was a huge pool of oil under the sled again. The oil looked like it had filled the ridges of the accordion boot that in front of the carbs and is now leaking. WTF

My best guess is that the sled sat all summer with the oil pump stuck open or from what I hear is that this guy had tried to adjusted the pump to lean it out and went the wrong way. Now as the sled sat all summer, the weight of the oil in the tank forced oil threw the lines and pump into the throtle body boots thus causing the oil to flow back threw the throttle bodies and fill the accordion style intake boot. Just a guess!
Does anyone know the proper procedure for adjusting the punp?
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