Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
Re: Oil around boot between final drive and swing arm
Hi, I'm riding a 2009 K1200LT I just returned from a trip to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, & Gaspe Bay, while on he trip, I noticed a black viscous oil/grease weeping out of the bottom section of the boot & running down the swing arm, some also on the rear rim & tire, cleaned it off but it kept weeping. I removed the tie wrap & hose clamp, & a fair drop of water came out. I checked the oil level of the FD & the front gear box ( removed front foot rest to check this one), both levels were O.K. Note we had been riding through rain on this trip, called a friend, figured water had got in past the boot & washed the grease off the drive shaft splines, had no choice but to keep riding it home, it,s now in for a service, dealer confirmed no seal leaking, but i have asked him to remove the drive shaft & relube the splines. I will be removing this boot to check for water more frequently in future. would anyone have any thoughts on this?
Last edited by 81sumer; Sep 20th, 2011 at 10:08 am.