Go Back   Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Mechanical and Technical

Mechanical and Technical Mechanical and technical topics, help, and discussions


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Dec 2nd 2017, 08:20 AM   #1
Member
 
Joined: Jun 2012
From: Ireland

Posts: 60
Thanks: 24

Oil leak from horizontal rocker cover - any easy way to access the bolts to tighten?

Hi all,

My 1199 is now leaking a fair bit when under hard use from the horizontal rocker cover. I had replaced the gasket previously on the vertical one and sealed it up with extra gasket goo.

However the horizontal one is buried under loads of junk. Any quick way of accessing the bolts to try tighten it first? I got at the central one and that seems fine. The leak is on the left hand side as you sit on the bike (behind the battery). I just can't see how to tighten the bolts as they are some weird set up with allen screws set into them holding the plastic rad surround.

Thanks
batmantis is offline  
 
Old Dec 2nd 2017, 03:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Australia

Posts: 420
Thanks: 75

I Ride: 2013 1199S
Nope no easy way to the bolts
Halo2 is offline  
Old Dec 2nd 2017, 05:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
jock39racer's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
From: South Australia

Posts: 480
Thanks: 242

I Ride: 2012 Panigale S
Originally Posted by batmantis View Post
Hi all,

My 1199 is now leaking a fair bit when under hard use from the horizontal rocker cover. I had replaced the gasket previously on the vertical one and sealed it up with extra gasket goo.

However the horizontal one is buried under loads of junk. Any quick way of accessing the bolts to try tighten it first? I got at the central one and that seems fine. The leak is on the left hand side as you sit on the bike (behind the battery). I just can't see how to tighten the bolts as they are some weird set up with allen screws set into them holding the plastic rad surround.

Thanks
Hi Mate,
I had the same issue. I had to take the whole radiator shroud (which olds the radiator) off to access the 2 lower bolts. The bolts heads have a nut to tighten up against the rocker cover and then an internal thread at the head for the radiator shroud bolts you can see when you look at the radiator from the front (need to get down on one knee).

I took the opportunity to change the spark plugs as well. I'm offshore at the moment so I can't go to my shed to look but there is a particular sealant you should use to enhance the sealing capabilities of the cover.

Its worth doing it right once and from first fairing off to cleaning up took about 8 hours of labour, but atleast I have no more leaks, new radiator coolant and new plugs.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Radiator.pdf (234.2 KB, 19 views)
File Type: pdf Rad bolt.pdf (22.4 KB, 18 views)

Last edited by jock39racer; Dec 3rd 2017 at 06:14 PM.
jock39racer is offline  
Old Dec 4th 2017, 08:59 AM   #4
Member
 
Joined: Jun 2012
From: Ireland

Posts: 60
Thanks: 24

Cheers - I assumed it was going to be a disaster from looking at it. Ah well, I'll set aside a day or two for ripping it all apart so!
batmantis is offline  
Reply

  Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Mechanical and Technical

Tags
access, bolts, cover, easy, horizontal, leak, oil, rocker, tighten



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want To Buy: 1199/1299 stock mint clutch cover, bar end, 1299 horizontal midpipe Racrx451 Classifieds 1 Nov 27th 2015 10:00 AM
For Sale: Gold Pro-Ti Titanium Nuts & Bolts - Sprocket Nuts/Clutch Case Cover Bolts White13Pani Classifieds 10 Apr 8th 2015 04:28 PM
rocker cover leak, and water in it? jamie1991 Ducati 1199 6 Oct 3rd 2014 07:26 PM
Rocker cover bolt tool size? mrbrettbaker Mechanical and Technical 2 Jun 24th 2014 10:52 AM
Leaking Rocker Cover Again (3rd time) kaido Ducati 1199 11 May 13th 2014 07:53 AM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed