Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by skidrum
I'm currently on a trip, any one have any ideas about my problem with a leaking final drive boot? Oil leaking from both retaining clips of boot.
Rear wheel does not move side to side when placed on center stand.
Rear wheel spins freely with no obvious grinding noises.
p.s.If I monitor oil level could it be driven for my remaining 400miles?
The oil leaking from the boot is either transmission oil from the output seal, or final drive oil from it's input seal, not from a failing final drive. The input seal is a pretty common leak point in final drives, but does not cause failure like the bearing failing does. I would ride it and watch the fluid levels, and if you do hear or feel any thing weird check it out. Your chances are great that you will not have any problems other than the leak itself.
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