is it safe to ride back home?

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    Got to work this morning and noticed a oil leak. Already emailed my triumph dealer since I purchased this bike in march with 6 months warranty.
    But I just wanted to know if it is safe to ride back home- approx 10 miles.
    Thanks IMG_20180724_075730.jpg IMG_20180724_075739.jpg
     
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    Its probably only a gasket...a small amount of oil makes a big mess!...I would check the oil level. if ok, run the motor to determine where its coming from and decide then if you can ride it...is it spurting out? is it gonna get on your wheel causing problems?....obviously if the level is way down i wouldnt...good luck man.
     
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    It looks like it's leaking all the way around. Oil level is still fine. It's not squirting. So I quess I will roll slowly home ;-)
     
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    A little oil travels along way brutha.....take it quietly...stop and check a couple of times to be sure....
     
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    Pics show the valve cover gasket has failed
     
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    Is it a common problem? Have I done anything wrong?
     
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    Common problem and most likely installed incorrectly from the factory.
     
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    My 14 had the same complaint. The valve cover bolts were loose from the factory. Looks like yours are super loose. a new properly placed seat should fix it.
     
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    And a let us know you got home would be nice too!
     
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    Safe as long as oil level is near correct. Keep low RPM to limit oil leakage.
     
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