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a little seepage question


Jharpphoto

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I have'nt ridden my 2012 RT very much this winter but I've had a couple of days in the past week where it was nice enough to merit a little spin. Today while checking out my bike I noticed this little seepage on my unwashed steed. What do I have here? I have'nt seen it leak here before in the past year I've had it. 5D779935-18F4-4AD7-9CCD-153763D0C5C7_zpsddrqaifh.jpg

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Afternoon Jharpphoto

 

There is an oil seal under that plastic ring &

that seal looks to be seeping a little.

 

A little seepage is no big deal BUT there isn't

a good way (re easy way) to check the final

drive fluid level.

 

In any case that seal is relatively easy to

replace-- just gently pry that plastic ring

off the spool then drill a couple of VERY SHALLOW

(just through the outer seal metal) holes in the seal then screw in a couple of

sheet metal screws & CAREFULLY pull/pry the old

seal out. (try not to damage the removed seal)

(some gear oil will probably run out)

 

Then install the new seal using the old seal as

a seal driver.

 

Then snap the plastic ring back on.

 

Then drain & refill the final drive.

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great advice as always DR. Thanks for your help.

 

Afternoon Jharpphoto

 

There is an oil seal under that plastic ring &

that seal looks to be seeping a little.

 

A little seepage is no big deal BUT there isn't

a good way (re easy way) to check the final

drive fluid level.

 

In any case that seal is relatively easy to

replace-- just gently pry that plastic ring

off the spool then drill a couple of VERY SHALLOW

(just through the outer seal metal) holes in the seal then screw in a couple of

sheet metal screws & CAREFULLY pull/pry the old

seal out. (try not to damage the removed seal)

(some gear oil will probably run out)

 

Then install the new seal using the old seal as

a seal driver.

 

Then snap the plastic ring back on.

 

Then drain & refill the final drive.

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will I need to replace the final drive oil after replacing this seal? If so is there a vid someone can link for instructional purposes?

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will I need to replace the final drive oil after replacing this seal? If so is there a vid someone can link for instructional purposes?

 

Morning Jharpphoto

 

Yes, you really should drain & replace the gear oil after a seal replacement as you really have no idea of how much oil was lost to seal leakage & seal replacement. (personally I usually drain the final drive before even installing the new seal)

 

As for a video?-- I have no idea, but a good possibility there probably is somewhere.

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