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Oil leaking from head f4 brutale 750

Hi guys, just got my first mv brutale and ive just discovered oil leaking from the head after i ride. The bike has practicallt sat for a year :/

How do i fix this? Or is this a shop job? I'm a uni student so I'd like to do it myself to save money.
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New rocker cover gasket/bolts seals and light film of silicone sealant on the gasket.


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Hey, Fish...welcome to the madhouse!

You use the phrase UNI so I am going to assume you are not in the US. Where on this Blue Marble do you reside?

If you go here: http://www.teamdouble3racing.com/manuals.php you can download your bike's manual for free thanks to the efforts of Donsy and other members of this forum.

What you need to do is not hard. These bikes are easy to work on. Read the manual a bit, look at the bike to see what you need to do, and go about it methodically.

We will help along the way. There are thindgs to look at as you go that will make your bike better.

Think well-nuts, rear hub, chain adjustment to name a few.

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He's a student.....

Consult the manual

Simple fix, remove the valve cover ....clean all mating surfaces and use a very thin coat

of silicone form a gasket on all surfaces including the cover bolts and O- rings

While sealing things ...do the F4 cover too

Check the O-rings on the cylinder head drain tube too


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I realize he is a student Noel...but WHERE?

Typically, US students say I'm in school or I'm in college...not I'm a UNI student....

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Hey guys,

I'm studying in Sydney, Australia. Doing civil eng and accounting .

Thanks for the advice guys! I cleaned and reinstalled the gasket with permatex rtv for now, i'll definitely order a new gasket soon, i was just a bit impatient.

Anyway, I go start the bike, and pretty soon as the bike warms up there's a tonne of smoke coming from the front. I turned it off, and the smoke disappeared quickly. I then start the bike again and pretty soon the smoke is back but not as thick. I've taken a youtube video (linked). Is this a serious issue? or is it just burning stuff off the front headers? When I was cleaning the valve cover surfaces, oil did get flung off, so could it just be the oil burning off? Or is this something electrical? I'm afraid I'll burn the whole complex down lol.

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Okay, so I decided to run the bike longer to see if all the smoke would go away (now with a fire extinguisher at hand). Turns out it was the oil burning off the pipes, it eventually stopped smoking. Looking at the valve cover, it looks like nothing is leaking (so far), i've placed some cardboard underneath to see if there any other leaks over night. I'll also fit the Mitch hub tomorrow, and then i'll take it for a short ride to ensure there are no more leaks.
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