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Ok I was getting the bike ready for the season and was going to change the drive shaft fluid. When I removed the boot I got about a cup of fluid which appears to be transmission fluid.
I assume this is not a good thing?
Any advice?

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Jim
 

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there should not be any fluid in your drive shaft housing, you have a seal that is bad. While you are in there changing out the seal, change out your slave cylinder, drill a weep hole, and then drill a small hole into your transmission housing and make sure you don't have fluid in there or else you will be putting in a new clutch soon.
 

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Thanks ..I just found out that I still my covered but it is through pinnacle. I talk to my dealer and he said that I should be able to get if covered.
I hope so, but if not do you think it might be a drive shaft?

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Jim,


If you pulled the boot between the swing arm and the rear drive and found fluid the most likely cause is is the rear output seal on the tranny. Not a tough job but it does require removal of the swing arm. Really did you get a full 8oz or was it just a dribble? When changing the rear drive fluid there is no need to remove the boot.

While they are in there it would not hurt to remove the slave cylinder and inspect for leaks. See if they will drill the weep hole.
 
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