Yep, that is what i need to do. I did stop by the Dealership near me otw home from work today. They wont touch it. He did say he doubts the pump is bad. Probably the oil seal. He also mentioned the clutch case breather hose is right above and in front of the wp might be worth looking at. I highly doubt there is that much blow by though if the hose was loose. FML... SMH...."I do all my own work so I can't directly help with any dealership.
If I was in need of a dealership to work on my Rune and no one had chimed in,
I would start by getting a list of Honda Dealerships in the state and calling them
to talk with the service dept manager and find out what if any experience they have with a Rune
and maybe you'll have the possibility of talking with their tech that has hands on experience.
Along with finding out if they have any current Runes owners, they do service work on regularly.
The larger the dealership the better chance of Rune experience.
You can learn a lot by taking with the service manager/techs."
A few posts back, I went back in with the camera again and confirmed all hoses at the pump were dry and tight. I did not see any blue coolant. I DID see a lot of oil. My last ride when I got home there was oil running down the clutch cover, enough to drip. Thats when I posted looking for a dealer thats familiar with the Rune."Damn, I think I'm lost here now...
Oil, coolant, other? Just drops? or puddle(s)?
While the history of the bike would help greatly. Not sure
how much of that you know.
I am curious about one thing or two.
When you did whatever service work you did to the Rune once you got it, did you
remove or lift the fuel tank to check the air cleaner/filter housing and area around it?
Or maybe prior owner did that?
Did you pull the plug and drain or check the crankcase breather tube? S/M pg 4-6
What it is or where it's from, I'll admit, I'm lost at this point! Heck IIRC, the battery box has a drain off of it.
So much of this shit has been so long since I addressed it myself.
Best of luck with solving it!!!
Others may have more insight and guidance...
Please post back what the final solution or answer to the problem is to help others. Thanks"
"No results found"Robert, have you checked the VIN list in this board for its past owner? The list hasn’t been updated in years but it might give us some insight of its past.
"Sorry is not needed here!I DID see a lot of oil. My last ride when I got home there was oil running down the clutch cover, enough to drip.
Not a whole lot of info on owner. Was a trade-in. Was told bike was rode to dealership over an hour and a half away to get it there. Meticulously maintained. Stored indoors. Not a spot of rust or pitting of chrome. New tires ect... All original. Air filter and plugs not changed due to miles. All fluids changed just because that`s what they do, Honda says. I`ll take a look at the clutch cover bolts. I cleaned the cc breather out. Had about an inch of oil in it. Thank you for the pictures. I`ve been watching Goldwing water pump swap videos. Major PITA. According to the s/m... fluid down clutch cover is the weep hole. Its oil so it has to be the oil seal if it is indeed weeping. In the pics you posted, you can clearly see that breather tube on top rear. That is above and in front of wp. That would be nice if it was as simple as a loose breather hose or fitting."Sorry is not needed here!
Trying to figure shit out without having one's own hands on the bike can be a PITA!
While I believe at one point you had a coolant leak (greenish color on alternator) that may have sealed off?
If you're still at a loss...
You say oil leak, running down clutch cover. OK
Did you ask the Honda place in PA if any work had been done to the bike, if the bike was originally sold by them and was a trade in, if owner is someone they know.
Maybe, just maybe, the clutch pack was changed, and the seal/gasket isn't fully seated. While the clutch pack should last a very long time. Some riders are hard on them, don't fully release the lever, wrong oil for wet clutch. So, how long it will last vary with the rider.
It's a guess at best, based on info supplied, and something I would check.
Look at the clutch cover bolts and see if they look like they were wrenched on (removed/reinstalled).
Damn good MPG by the way, better than I get/got!"
"Look in the air box yet or remove it? Hose is clearer in this picture."I cleaned the cc breather out. Had about an inch of oil in it. Thank you for the pictures. I`ve been watching Goldwing water pump swap videos. Major PITA. According to the s/m... fluid down clutch cover is the weep hole. Its oil so it has to be the oil seal if it is indeed weeping. In the pics you posted, you can clearly see that breather tube on top rear. That is above and in front of wp. That would be nice if it was as simple as a loose breather hose or fitting.
I have not opened the air box or messed with anything. Also, clutch cover bolts look untouched."Look in the air box yet or remove it? Hose is clearer in this picture