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    Default Left side plug?

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    Does anyone know what this plug is for what whatís behind it? I have a slight leak from it & would like to fix it, but want to make sure before I pull it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS3535 View Post
    57EFC6BE-4D74-47E0-BDB3-D25DE54B79B3.jpg

    Does anyone know what this plug is for what whatís behind it? I have a slight leak from it & would like to fix it, but want to make sure before I pull it out.
    I can't tell from your picture just where this 'plug' is located. On the engine itself?

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    Left side of engine, pic needs to be rotated clockwise 90 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS3535 View Post
    Left side of engine, pic needs to be rotated clockwise 90 degrees.
    What model Spyder do you have? There may be someone here to help you, but it would help them if they knew what machine we're talking about.

    Mine are both RTs. I wouldn't know what the left side of the engine looks like!

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    They call the cover that it is in, the "valve train cover" and shows it to be removable without any issue. There is an o-ring on it and of course it is recommended to replace it each time the "plug screw" is R&R'ed.... This is from my PDF manual for my 2015 F3-S.

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    Its not the transmission side. Left side is the left side of the bike.

    I just seen that on mine when I removed the ECU from the left side of the RT

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    Thanks Hyper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    What model Spyder do you have? There may be someone here to help you, but it would help them if they knew what machine we're talking about.

    Mine are both RTs. I wouldn't know what the left side of the engine looks like!
    I am posting in the 1330 section right? Figured all 1330 engines were the same ��*♂️

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    I wouldn’t think that would be called the valve train cover, I would have thought more like crankcase, for it being so low down on the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS3535 View Post
    I am posting in the 1330 section right? Figured all 1330 engines were the same ��*♂️
    They are. But RT owners very rarely glimpse a view of their engines. So, not familiar with what it looks like. Someone with a 'naked' bike like an F3 may be more familiar with what you're asking about. Just trying to help.

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    Default Well....

    Looks to be the plug covering the bolt used to manually turn the engine when realigning the cams. Remove it and replace the o-ring and should be fine. Interesting it should be leaking if no one has messed with it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupaca View Post
    Interesting it should be leaking if no one has messed with it...
    Well, we all know what heat/heat cycling does to those types of materials..... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS3535 View Post
    I wouldn’t think that would be called the valve train cover, I would have thought more like crankcase, for it being so low down on the engine.
    Well, they are Canadian!! ;-)

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    From looking at the electric starter parts list and crankshaft for the 2018 F3 it appears to be as Gene says a screw cap that gives you access to the crankshaft so you can turn it by hand with some kind of tool.
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