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Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:32 pm quote
Hi,

Wondering if anyone can help me figure out what's going on here. Noticed this on my LX 150 today. And I'm woefully inept when it come to mechanics/maintainence.

Thanks!

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:48 pm quote
oil drain bubble for your air box. if you dropped your bike recently then you should drain it and also clean your air filter. if you haven't had a service i awhile then you need one. if it just started looking like this, then you may have bigger problems.

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:12 pm quote
Looks like you are blowing oil out of your air filter box. Have you recently changed your oil or added oil so your crankcase could be overfilled? Have you done a recent trip with extended riding at WOT? As greasy commented, possible options get worse from there. I'd start by emptying the excess oil bubble, cleaning the filter box, and cleaning the air filter. Also check your oil level. Then see if the problem reoccurs.
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:04 pm quote
Too much oil or the wrong oil?
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:00 pm quote
Just a hint, when installing the bubble, make sure the ears on the clamp ring face to the rear. If they stick out, sometimes your pant leg will hook it and pop the bubble right off.
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:24 pm quote
Tip: When you pull that air filter cover off, put a rag under it to catch any pooled oil in the cover from making more of a dirty mess than you have now. I'd probably clean up the transmission cover before doing anything.

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:43 pm quote
Popping open (er, unscrewing) the air filter box isn't a big challenge....you'd said you weren't too mechanically adept, but this is starter level stuff....
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:51 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Popping open (er, unscrewing) the air filter box isn't a big challenge....you'd said you weren't too mechanically adept, but this is starter level stuff....
Getting it back on, well there now, is a challenge.
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:22 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Popping open (er, unscrewing) the air filter box isn't a big challenge....you'd said you weren't too mechanically adept, but this is starter level stuff....
Getting it back on, well there now, is a challenge.
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:06 am quote
Thanks all for the helpful info, this site is such a great resource. Happy I stumbled onto it.

Yeah that level of servicing might still be out of my league. I'm also worried that this old ride is entering the Money Pit phase of its life, and I'm thinking of trading in.

Curious about your thoughts on two things...

Do you guys know if prices are usually negotiable for pre-owned inventory through dealers? Do they often come down?

Does $3700 for a very low-mileage 2007 LX150 seem reasonable? It's through a dealer so I would imagine it's been serviced and is up to par. It's in NYC.

I can also ask these in a separate post but figured I'd start here.

Thanks!
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:24 am quote
jumpontheshag wrote:
Thanks all for the helpful info, this site is such a great resource. Happy I stumbled onto it.

Yeah that level of servicing might still be out of my league. I'm also worried that this old ride is entering the Money Pit phase of its life, and I'm thinking of trading in.

Curious about your thoughts on two things...

Do you guys know if prices are usually negotiable for pre-owned inventory through dealers? Do they often come down?

Does $3700 for a very low-mileage 2007 LX150 seem reasonable? It's through a dealer so I would imagine it's been serviced and is up to par. It's in NYC.

I can also ask these in a separate post but figured I'd start here.

Thanks!
Seems pretty high. I sold my 2012 300GTS with a ton of add-ons like leather seat; Vespa top case; Akrpovic; Brembo; Bitubo, etc., for $4,000 Canadian. This was about $3,000 USD at the time. It only had about 4,000 miles on it and had been serviced by the dealer.

Just my 2
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