First a little background info. Last year I purchased a 96 VFR750 for my wife Angie. The bike was fairly dirty when we purchased it but nothing that a little cleaning and scrubbing could not fix. The lower cowls (the black textured plastic pieces) were badly scraped from a trip in to the bushes by the previous owner. I had the lower cowls removed and repainted last year before we stored it for the winter. This spring I pulled the bike out of the garage for a good once over and to change the plugs, oil, coolant etc. When I removed the lower cowls I noticed that the paint on the joint area of the left lower cowl piece was bubbled and peeling. Uh - OH was my first thought. After some careful checking we noticed some clear fluid leaking from behind the front sprocket cover. I had sprayed the chain with some degreaser to clean it before I applied some fresh chain lube, but that was the week before so NOPE. Feeling a bit lost I decided to continue on and think about it. I went ahead with flushing the front brake fluid, and then went to do the clutch. TADA, the reservoir was empty (and I know it was full because I had topped it up with a small amount of fluid before putting it away for the winter) so there must be a leak somewhere. I refilled the reservoir and continued on and bled the clutch line. Afterwards I placed a piece of tinfoil on the floor after shaping a pan out of it of sorts and put some paper towel on top to see if I could pinpoint approx where the fluid was leaking from. It appears it is leaking from behind the sprocket cover behind the clutch slave cylinder. After looking at the Honda Service Manual I noticed that when removing the sprocket cover there are three gaskets that are supposed to be replaced. One looks to seal the speedo drive to the front of the sprocket cover, one seals the the clutch slave cylinder to the front of the cover, and one seals the back of the sprocket cover to the side of the engine case. Is there somewhere else that the clutch fluid could be leaking from other than the gasket behind the clutch cover. I know the previous owner mentioned that he had replaced the chain and sprockets shortly before we purchased the bike. Since the bike was soooo dirty in the sprocket cover area that I couldn't tell if there was a leak. The PO was very liberal with his use of chain lube so the area behind the sprocket cover was dripping with goop. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I was going to order the gaskets from Honda, but I thought I would check with the members here to see if there could be any other cause for the leak, such as the slave cylinder itself.