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Old 02-16-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Oil leak

My friend's 1600 classic has a small oil leak. The oil is dripping on the left side, near the kick stand. It's not a lot, but it's there. Anyone have any ideas!

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:27 PM   #2
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Oil leak

Clutch cylinder under the side cover (brake fluid)? You sure it's oil?
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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Its either brake fluid from the clutch slave cylinder or engine oil from the clutch push rod seal. Not a tough fix either way! :)
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:22 PM   #4
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Lomax,
Not to hijack Utah's post, but can you expand on the push rod seal?
I think this is where mine was leaking recently; I opened her up, pushed the rod in, pushed the seal back in place and tightened her up. Changed out oil (from selling dealer) afterwards....did I miss something, need to redo anything or is that the fix? Secondly, what would cause the rod to pop out?
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Or it's gear oil dripping from the bottom of the rubber boot. There is no mistaking the smell of either of the three. My rear seal gave out at the National Rally in Custer last year and began dripping from the bottom of the boot. The oil works its way up the shaft and drips there. That is the only place it can leak externally when the internal shaft seal begins leaking.
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Clutch pushrod seal has worked its way out of the crankcase. Easy fix.
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Youll have to determine what fluid it is for sure and then youll know which repair is in order.
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Oil leak

I haven't seen it myself, so I'm not too sure if it's oil or brake fluid.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll double check and get back to you guys.



Is there a step by step on gadgets site or somewhere to explain how to fix the clutch pushrod seal? I'm guessing that is the problem.
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If the clutch push rod seal pops out, you can either push the old one back in or replace it with a new one. Regardless which way you go, you should put a small amount of gasket glue or equivalent on the outer edge before pushing it back in. This should stop it from popping back out. Also, push it in only far enough to be flush with the outside of the casing. If you push it in to far, it can fall inside the engine and will ruin your day! :)
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If it is the push rod seal, Id clean any oil residue real good with rubbing alcohol or spray parts cleaner, and use loctite on the seal when replacing it. If its gear oil, you will have to remove the final drive and replace the seal that is around the pinion shaft. Its a little more work but you can do it at home if your handy with tools.
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Hi

Talk about timing...

I just noticed a leak yesterday, right by the kickstand. It is not motor oil,& I donít think it is from the shaft, .I will have the bike on a trailer in the morning & the 2005 Nad will be at dealer tomorrow, April 21 I canít complain, the only time they saw the bike was for the 1,000 click service & to install a rear tire.
The bike does have 54,689 clicks!
I will post after I get the news & fix.

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Hi

Talk about timing...

I just noticed a leak yesterday, right by the kickstand. It is not motor oil,& I donít think it is from the shaft, .I will have the bike on a trailer in the morning & the 2005 Nad will be at dealer tomorrow, April 21 I canít complain, the only time they saw the bike was for the 1,000 click service & to install a rear tire.
The bike does have 54,689 clicks!
I will post after I get the news & fix.

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If its not motor or gear oil it will be brake fluid from the clutch slave cylinder
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Hi all
OK, picked my bike & they took off the left side cover...cleaned up the oil, they did tighten up the pressure hose plus replaced 2 0 rings... went for a ride, bike parked over night, all looks good.

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