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Someone else had asked the same thing a while back. The oil normally drains out the right side where the cam chain opening is on the rear head.

So when leaned over to the left it can pool against the cover seam and after years the gasket or sealing material is seeping.

Mine has seeps from the rubber cam plugs.
 

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Keep the oil full and clean the area off well so you can identify the source.
Oil leaks usually always go down and rearward so take that into consideration.
It won't hurt to ride if it isn't dripping onto the rear tire .
 

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I understood what you meant, but would a new guy be able to comprehend a riddle?
 
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