Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillsborough, NJ, USA
Is this a Main Seal Failure?
I am pretty sure that I have a main seal failure on my 01 LT (94K miles). See attached photos. The clutch slips under acceleration (per passing a car) but not under my normal riding conditions - I guess I am pretty conservative.
Oil consumption is not outrageous, about a quart every 1,000 miles. But now I am getting an oil drip on the floor, dropping down from the front left bolt holding the skip plate in place.
I haven't done a clutch before but have the shop manual, Clymers, Kenny Crawford's writeup on changing the main seal and Kevin Cooke's writeup on drilling the weep hole (plus John Zeiler's video) for removing the rear end stuff, plus loads of other information from Dave Shealey, Pastor Jack, etc on this website. So I think I will be OK on the seal changeout.
Would appreciate any thoughts.
2011 vStrom DL650