I'm a brand new Ducati owner after coming from several different SV650's, and week 1 of Ducati ownership has lived up to the reputation. This is a 2009 Monster 696, 20,000 km (12,400 mi)
After getting it into the garage for winter storage and leaving it overnight the first night, noticed there was a few drips on the floor. Closer examination revealed that it appeared to be green-ish in colour which confused me since I didn't think there was coolant in this bike since it's air-cooled. After trouble-shooting with a friend we figured out it must be hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic clutch. At that point I got on here, did a little searching, and found some posts suggesting it was a common problem.
What I found on the ground. This is approx 1" long, for size of leak context:
I pulled off the sprocket cover and had a closer look. I cleaned it up a bit, then pumped the clutch lever as I watched, and that's when the drop that is visible in this picture formed:
So, I do realize that this is a common problem with a simple enough repair, but the reason I bothered making my own thread, is that I also have noticed that it seems to be in the oil somehow?!
I am *not* terribly mechanically inclined, and I really don't know Ducati's at all. I've only had this bike a week so....I'm here to learn, and try to figure out if this is beyond my ability to deal with.
Thoughts, opinions? Thanks.
Ps, this is my bike...sorry my "intro" to the forum is looking for tech advice!