Bought a Gilroy Scout (yes, Marge, I know it's not a real Indian) a month ago. Engine is a Twin Cam 88 Super Stock. Haven't had time to ride it except on trips to town (40mph or less). I noticed a bit of oil splattering on the aft exhaust header, but nothing a little wipey-wipey at end of run didn't cure.
At the beginning of the week I finally got her out for 4 hours and made it to 5th gear a few times. She was spewing more than usual, and once home there was more lube oil on the bike than in it, it seemed. Even an old Vincent would have to take a back seat to this leakage.
What have I done? I adjusted the pushrods...the o-rings on the covers seem to be worn because they wouldn't hold the covers in place when I installed the keepers. Had to use my third hand
This bike is a 2001 model with less than 6500 miles, so she's been sitting around a lot. Dried up/deteriorated gaskets and seals are my first suspects, especially the pushrod cover o-rings. Rocker box gaskets look new, judging from the edges.
The bike parts manual lists 2 separate rocker box gasket kits...one for chrome box covers, one for billet box covers (these are chrome). S&S just lists one kit. No o-ring kits for pr covers are listed on the S&S site.
Any feedback would be appreciated. This is my first American machine, and I'm still learning.