Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
That is a not uncommon leaking pinion seal in the final drive. It is not something that is an indicator of a probable failure, and can be pretty much ignored except for the external oil on your bike and garage floor. If you want it stopped, the dealer can replace that seal. Proably 3-4 hours labor. Part is not expensive.
Tightening the boot clamp will not do anything, and it is better to have the oil leak out than build up in the boot and get beat around by the universal joint in there.
If you ever see the crown gear seal leaking though (right behind the wheel), that is reason to stop riding right then and there and get the final drive repaired/replaced.
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