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Developed an oil leak. I 'think' I traced it to the oil drain tube/hose. It's cracked, like the vent tubes off the rocker covers going to the air cleaner do. Cracked and crazed right below the oil tank. Now this is a special rubber line, starts at what looks like 1/2 inch at the tank, then after a couple of inches tapers to a 3/8. Then it goes into a plastic sleeve that kind of goes thru the engine cases, then the rubber hose sticks out and that's where the plug goes to drain your oil. Has anybody had things apart this far. Want to know if I can just take that plastic sleeve out and run a 1/2 inch rubber tube all the way down thru there. Because the 1/2 inch hose ain't gonna go thru that sleeve. And a 3/8 hose ain't gonna go on the oil tank. And the local dealer says nobody nation wide has this stock oil drain tube in stock. Not positive yet that this is the leak, but there's oil all around this line at the bottom, inside this plastic sleeve, and on that metal crossbrace on the bottom of the frame. And things seem relivtivily dry around the top of the engine cases. Has anybody else had this problem of oil leaking around this area?