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They think you can train people like monkeys to do a job.

Problem is education and cultural differences enter into these things.

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They think you can train people like monkeys to do a job.

Problem is education and cultural differences enter into these things.
That and pride in craftsmanship.
Remember when the LAST thing you wanted was something Made In Japan? Now it's a mark of quality.

It takes time if it will happen at all.

What bike was it that Honda had built in South America, I think? A 450 twin was it? Turned out to be a disaster.
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I remember when HD tried to have some small parts made in China and they end up pulling the plug because of short cuts. These were parts that require chrome and they cheat on the chrome, bingo...plug pulled on that deal and they have never revistited that.
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Exclamation Pic of CB500F oil leak

Here's the pic.

Today after noticing the leak getting worse while the bike sat, I called:

Dealer #1 where the bike was purchased
Honda Customer Service
Dealer #2 where I was told "no" about the warrantied repair

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I just took a look at my bike just to verify what I was looking at. Apparently there is an o ring under that plug which leaks.
My 2015 was repaired on the recall before it was allowed to be sold. I checked at the dealer.

I can see where that oil could easily migrate to where you said it is collecting at the header. Your problem may not be that bad and should be repaired under the recall.
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Apparently there is an o ring under that plug which leaks.
My 2015 was repaired on the recall before it was allowed to be sold. I checked at the dealer.

I can see where that oil could easily migrate to where you said it is collecting at the header. Your problem may not be that bad and should be repaired under the recall.
In July, I asked if there was a recall for the oil leak and was told no.

I have an appointment to get it looked at 30 days from now. So I guess it will sit in storage until then.

Between this and the recalls, I will have about 55 total days of the bike at the dealer for a recall or sitting and waiting for repair-- only 2800 miles on it in about 14 months.
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In July, I asked if there was a recall for the oil leak and was told no.

I have an appointment to get it looked at 30 days from now. So I guess it will sit in storage until then.

Between this and the recalls, I will have about 55 total days of the bike at the dealer for a recall or sitting and waiting for repair-- only 2800 miles on it in about 14 months.
Has the oil level dropped significantly? Are you checking it? There is no reason to have it sitting for a minor oil leak. You just have to keep on top of it. Did you check to see if the bolt is torqued to the spec?

Sorry if I sound harsh, but, in my youth, motorcyclists were expected to need to be able to handle everything up through valve adjustments on their own.
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In July, I asked if there was a recall for the oil leak and was told no.

I have an appointment to get it looked at 30 days from now. So I guess it will sit in storage until then.

Between this and the recalls, I will have about 55 total days of the bike at the dealer for a recall or sitting and waiting for repair-- only 2800 miles on it in about 14 months.
If you ask a dealer if there is a recall on your bike they will say "no". It doesn't mean there wasn't one and that it was fixed. It just means there isn't one presently.
If it were my bike, I would pick up the new o ring and install it myself. This way I have control over the quality of the work.
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Has the oil level dropped significantly? Are you checking it? There is no reason to have it sitting for a minor oil leak. You just have to keep on top of it. Did you check to see if the bolt is torqued to the spec?

Sorry if I sound harsh, but, in my youth, motorcyclists were expected to need to be able to handle everything up through valve adjustments on their own.
Not significantly. Yes I'm checking it. I did not check the torque as I let someone "borrow" my torque wrench.

I totally get maintaining one's own vehicles--I always enjoyed The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (the book too!).
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