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1299 Oil Leak After Fitting R&g Sliders

Discussion in '899 / 959 / 1199 / 1299 / V2 / V4 Panigale' started by Kaspar, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Hi Guys ,
    I had the R&G sliders fitted to my 1299s and took the bike for a spin only to find it was pissing out oil... I spoke to a friend and he had the same issue on his 899 . Has any one else had this ?
  2. Where does it appear to be leaking from?
  3. The right side . By the engine
    near the oil pressure sensor
  4. Worth bearing in mind that if you have fitted the ones with the metal frame work (which I think is the only option) then the bolts that mount the frames replace OEM casing bolts. I'm assuming they are the same/similar to other model versions. If they haven't been done up correctly or the wrong ones have gone in the wrong places you will get oil leaks. I have had it in the past on the race bike post crash where a damaged bolt hasn't been spotted and I've had a very minor oil leak in the place you mention. Quick change of bolt for a new one and leak fixed.
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  5. Really ?
    That’s so helpful . Thank you
  6. No worries, just make sure they are all the right length and nipped up. I think most of them pass through into areas where there is oil around so doesn't take much for some to escape.
  7. Mine has a small leak near the oil filler around the last bolt on the r&g frame. I’ll nip mine up and hope it helps.
  8. Same issue on mine.... retightened the bolts and everything was perfect

  9. What do you guys think about the R&G sliders ?
    They’re very expensive and the labour to fit them is a lot too...
    Nearly £500 all in if you get them done at a dealership...
    on top of that the oil leak issue....
    Seems like a lot of hassle. I’m beginning to regret installing the things. What other options are there out there ?
  10. I’ve got a set for sale, I won’t ride without them.

    They saved my other 1098 when I low sided at porto 2 years ago :)
  11. Yes, on the face of it expensive but relative to possible cost to repair.
    I feel better to have them than not.
    The oil weep minor issue as it’s at the top of the case...fixing just needs nipping up every now & then.
  12. “Every now and then”
  13. Do you think it would be worth putting some locktight on the screws
  14. *not an advert* :joy:

    Reading this with interest and the reason I chipped in with my experience is that I have used R&G kit since I got a brand new RC8 back in 2008. I am now on a 959 and although the team I ride with are sponsored by them I wouldn't ride on track without a full set of it. The case savers are mandatory at BSB anyway.

    I have had fast fourth gear crashes and the bike was rideable afterwards. The case savers and axle sliders are a must and are easy to fit. Saved a fortune in engine cases, fork legs and swing arms because of them. I agree, the aero bungs are a little more effort to fit because of the frames and a little oil weep now and then does happen. Bearing in mind I have had a couple of very minor weeps in over 3.5k race miles this season. I have fallen off and not had a mark on the fairing because of them though. I don't think that bolt in the images is an R&G one though is it? The ones I have are pan-head allen bolts.

    You could put a little liquid gasket on I suppose Kaspar but I don't bother as I check all mine after every session so nothing ever becomes and issue.

    Some will argue that the aero bungs can cause the bike to pick up and flip in a fast crash but I think you take your chances. A crash is a crash and sometimes you are at the mercy of physics and a bit of luck. If you fall off on diesel on a roundabout and all you have to replace are a few plastic bungs you'll be glad of them. Even worse still you could be like that poor fella on the Norton in that clip that is doing the rounds ;) I'd have been flinging myself underneath personally but a bung would've helped.

    This is from a crash at Peel (turn 6 I think) at Anglesey the other week. Just a foot peg and rearset frame to replace. No other damage to the bike, hole in my leathers and boot but my own fault for holding onto it for too long.
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  15. Were you at Anglesey on the 31/1st with no limits? I was in the 1st paddock on the red/white 1299s
  16. No pal, I tend to only do ACU test days or race these days. I crashed on the test day with NG mid August. Last lap of the last session of the day, go figure.
  17. Okay... that Anglesey is a great track
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  18. I'd always avoided the 'bolt to engine' ones....:thinkingface:
  19. Guys ,
    I’m going to do 3 days in Porto next week and my mechanic has advised me to change the engine bolts from the standard R&G to titanium bolts.
    M12 x 1.25 x 130 hex head
    M12 x 1.25 x 90 hex head

    Because the R&G bolts are known to snap on track ? Has anyone else done this or experienced this?

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