Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Warren, MI, USA
Drill that weep hole!
A couple of years ago, the slave cylinder failed on my '99 LT requiring a clutch replacement. I had the weep hole drilled while everything was apart in at attempt to prevent having to replace the clutch again if I ever had another leak.
Since I bought my new GSA, I don't ride the LT nearly as much. But this morning, I figured I'd take it and have the yearly inspection done. While I was checking my tire pressure, I saw OIL on the garage floor under the engine! A more detailed inspection revealed a drop of engine oil accumulated on the weep hole.
It's not far to the dealer, so I went ahead and rode it in. Looks like the main seal is starting to fail. Never would have known without that weep hole. I have to replace the seal, but it was caught in time to save the clutch.
One good thing, they gave me a brand new F800S as a loaner bike. Not quite up to the LT standard, but it's a fun bike to run around on. I didn't need a loaner, just a ride home. But I'll take the opportunity. I've never ridden a bike I didn't like!
So lesson learned before and confirmed today...DRILL THAT WEEP HOLE!
'93 K1100LT (Hers)