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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 16th, 2008, 5:41 pm Thread Starter
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Final drive leak???

Hey guys,

I did do a search BEFORE posting so please don't be upset if you have aswered this one before but...

I just noticed that the boot and housing are "wet" on the FD, (just under the boot). Am I in trouble? Checked for play Nothing. Am I cool ,or... where do I go from here. Thanks guys,

Brian
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Re: Final drive leak???

Since you're in Stockbridge, Georgia...

Your bike is a total loss.
Go ahead and bring it and the title here.
I will make your problem go away.

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Re: Final drive leak???

Typically this is from a minor rear tranny seal leak or a pinion seal leak(lesser chance). Best way to tell is loosen the screw clamp on the front of the boot and look in there for the source direction. Niether leak is life threatening unless it is seriously flowing out. If it is dry internally then some times it is traced to the top vent on the rear drive, it will puke out a small bit of oil from time to time. Just clean it all good and monitor it.

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Re: Final drive leak???

Thanks John, (and Mike for all of your words of wisdom).

I just get alittle nervous just because of all of the final drive issues discussed here. I am like most on here though, I just ride. If its gonna happen, its gonna happen, not gonna worry about it. But, when there is a wet spot, I guess its better safe to ask. Thanks again

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You are welcome. Now you didn't say what year you have so I'll just say if it is late 03 and up just enjoy the ride more as you may never see a problem.

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Sorry, its an 02, just turned 15,000 miles. BTW, I pulled the boot back and cleaned it out. Actually, there wasn't much to clean. Time to ride!!! Have a good weekend.
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