Posted this on OKSB but I'll copy it here for entertainment.
A little rant. Kind of embarrasing but whatever I've had a few cocktails so here it goes.
Apparently I should stick with what I do and leave working on bikes to the professionals. On my last days off I decided to do an oil change. Simple thing that I've done properly 3 times already in the 10k that I've owned my bike. Well it all started well, did the change, put it back together, which is a chore in it's self due to broken/mismatched fairings and random bolts. Thanks previous owner. Started the bike up and had a couple drops of oil. No biggy, same thing happened last time but it sealed after that. Well let it run for a bit, and no more oil on the ground. Cool, so I went for an hour or so long ride at night. Got back home and parked it in the drive to open the garage. As soon as I moved the bike into the garage I noticed a few drops of oil on the ground. Shit, the filter didn't seal. But I'll deal with it in the am as it was midnight. Come out in the morning, a couple more drops on the cardboard but then go and take a look at the bike and there is oil all along the bottom of the bike as well as the rear tire. Not cool. Not cool at all. Checked the oil level and it was still halfway up the glass so at least I wasn't low enough to be dangerous (I don't think?) So I took the fairings off again and loosened off the filter. Started it, lots of drips so I would alternate tightening/starting to see if I could get the right torque on the filter to get it to seal. I don't have a torque wrench and it wouldn't work anyway as there's only about a 2.5" gap between the filter and the yosh exhaust. So went all the way from hand tight to wrench tight in little increments to see if it would seal. No go. As I get to the end I notice some of the drops that have leaked down are green, and it hits me all at once.. I've had the rad overflow resting up against the exhaust. And the bike is hot hot. Yup, I've melted the overflow tank and there's a looney sized hole in the side. Well fuck. That's it. I was done. Don't have the patience for that anymore.
I assume since I ran the bike for a hour with the filter over tight at first that it wrecked the seal beyond repair and that's why I couldn't get it to seal the next day. Oh oh and the night before when doing the oil change I tried to 'bend' my brake pedal back to original state as it was bent in a bit and really awkward to hit with riding boots on. And well.. I forgot my 1 year of mechanical engineering and snap went the pedal..... yes, I know I'm an idiot. Hopefully this tale provides some entertainment for a few of you.
Question though. My bike says it takes 10w40. Got my oil from Yamaha which the guy recommended their 10w50 yamalube as honda like most other stores were closed monday. Would the 10w50 compared to 10w40 have anything to do with the filter not sealing? Would it hurt the bike in any way running that? No blame or anything meant as it was fully my fault I bought the 1050 knowing my bike took 1040. I know in trucks/cars you can use different weights but I'm obviously not mechanically inclined with bikes.
So now with a ton of regret I've decided to park my bike for the rest of the year as I have an ever growing list of things that need to be done to it.
1)another oil change
2)new rad overflow
3)new fairings/bolts as both are all mismatched and the fairings have some unfixable cracks at bolt points
4)fix the crack that runs halfway through my exhaust (no Ryan I still have yet to go to the aluminium welder you mentioned. I had actually planned to do that the day after my oil change instead of wrecking my bike more)
5)new brake pedal
7)new front brake reservoir
I bought the bike in the condition it was in. It was my bad as I was new, wanted a bike right now, and wasn't informed that the bike had been laid down during a wheelie previous to me buying. I guess the dealer didn't have to disclose as it was a consignment and the guy "fixed" the bike himself so it doesn't have a "rebuilt" status. Again my bad for not getting a pre buy inspection done from another place.. though in my defence I bought it from a dealer so I didn't think I would have to. But I've ranted about that on here a long time ago so I'll stop now.
If anyone has any of the parts (used) mentioned above then let me know. I imagine I will hopefully, slowly get it pieced back together over the winter and be good to go next year. I'm already going into riding withdrawals though .