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When started from a cold start, the machine drops about 2 oz

Customer Question

when started from a cold start, the machine drops about 2 oz of motor oil, apparently right below the front drive shaft. It is a Honda Shadow Spirit, 1100cc
JA: When was your last oil change?
Customer: 2 months / 500 miles ago
JA: What year is your Shadow?
Customer: 2007
JA: Are you fixing your Shadow yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried anything so far. I wonder if the oil filter was properly installed at the last change but don't know why the leak would only occur when engine is cold
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that is it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially and if it is an oil filter installation issue, then the leak would be constant/persistent not only "...when started from a cold start...".

Still, please click HERE. The most likely suspects would be item #s 32 and/or 34. In some instances, it may be with # 5.