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Just bought a used Foreman Rubicon 500, first ride I have ever owned so to say I know nothing bout them is to high of praise haha.. Anyway, I took it on its first real ride just yesterday. It did fantastic. On the way back however at a higher rate of speed oil was shooting out onto my leg. I stopped, cleaned it off and really couldn't tell where it was coming from. The rest of the way home I slowed and took my time and it didn't happen again. But this morning when I went out to check it, there was a small, very small mess of oil underneath. I am totally clueless as to what it may be, or where even to start.. Any help you all can provide would be invaluable.. Thanks ahead of time :D
 

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In the service manual you will find an oiling diagram showing location of the oil pump and piping. My guess is that you have a leak in the oil pump housing gasket or filter housing. You might check for loose bolts first but don't overtighten them!
 

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That may very well be. I bought it from a guy who told me it had set in his garage for almost 2 years without even starting it. He said he changed the oil for me before he brought it over and had also bought a new battery for it. The oil was very clean when I checked it, but I am the furthest from a mechanic. Being that it has set so long, I thought I had just rattled something loose haha
 

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Also check your oil filler port--do you know how to check oil level? Sometimes the little rubber seal gets lost and will cause oil to blow up from there. Was it your right leg? Higher on you leg our your ankle?
 

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Yeah oil filler port oring; oil pump; oil filter and port oil line all on that side. Starting from the top of the engine, inspect for oil dribbles from the engine. Dust loves oil so you will see dirt pretty easy
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Sorry for the long reply, went to church haha.. Just got home, will run out in a bit and take some pics and post them! :D
 

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Btw, I contacted the guy who sold it to me and it's an 02 not an 04, I don't know how much difference that makes hehe
 

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So I had a family member who has owned/worked on many atvs come over and have a look. The first thing he did was take of the cap where you fill the oil and noticed the o-ring was not there. We went out and got the right ring and some more oil because I had lost about half, put the new o-ring on and leveled the oil. I cleaned off all the oil that I could find from the leak and it hasn't leaked out since. Could it have been as simple as this and should I ride cautious for a while to make sure I am in the clear?
 

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I really appreciate all the help too! I have bookmarked this forum and plan to be a daily visitor.. I can learn a lot here and hopefully sometime down the road be a help to someone here.. Get use to me I guess is what I am saying lol
 
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