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Old 06-16-2010, 10:07 AM
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Final Drive leaking small amt of Gear Oil

I have a 2005 with 22K and I have noticed after doing some more hi-way riding I have a small coating of gear oil on the rear wheel hub. Looks as if it has been drawn out past the seal by centrifugal force. There is no leak puddle after the bike has sat parked for a week. I wanted to find out if this is normal or a sign that a seal is in need of replacement? I can post some pics if no one has seen this before. But with the experience I have seen in this group I doubt that
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:38 PM
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I had the problem with my 2003, as many of us here have as well, but it finally got fixed after 2 tries. I bought the big O ring and a cardboard inner seal and had them put in but the most important component is to be sure to use Honda Molly 60 grease in the hub. If you use anything else it will ultimately leak out. Also while you're there make sure to lube the splines. Good luck.
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Thanks, Kind of where I was headed after reading some other posts. I did read the Spline lubing posts and wanted to make sure I did that if i had to dig in there.
You don't happen to have those Part numbers handy for the O-ring and gasket. I found O RING Part #671B25145 but don't see a cardboard seal on the parts diagram.
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be sure to use Honda Molly 60 grease in the hub. If you use anything else it will ultimately leak out.
I disagree. Because I have used something else and have put more than 2000 miles on the bike without it showing up on my wheel. And others have admitted to the moly 60 being slung out by centrifugal force because they used a bit too much.

I also replaced my large oil-seal [92049-1234] and it did leak a small amount of gear oil after doing so for like the first 200 miles. But now my dif case holds it's oil just fine.
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Kay, what did you use in place of the honda moly grease?
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:11 AM
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Kay, what did you use in place of the honda moly grease?
VALVOLINE SYNPOWER GREASE

Character: Molybdenum Disulfide, Rust and Oxidation Inhibited, Extreme Pressure Fortified

and I'm using Valvoline VV824 High Performance Gear Oil SAE 85W140 for the final drive dif
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:49 AM
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Hi,

I also notice over the last two days what looks like small leaks on my rear hub. I didn't have this problem earlier. It just started appearing. I did have the rear tire changed and spline inspection done about a week ago.

Is this more of a seal problem or does it have to do with the brand of oil and how much?

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Mine comes out but i loaded it to the max with moly 60...and it gets hot here.
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I think some are confusing where the oil/grease is coming from. As I see it ..it is coming from around the dif housing where it attaches to the wheel. If so that seal needs replacing after oh say 15 to 20k. My 93' that had 19k when I bought it was already leaking and I have replaced the seal twice with 45k on it now. My 01' that had just under 7k when I bought it and now has around 15k is now starting to develop the leak. If it is minimal don't worry about it and keep the rim and tire clean and the final drive full, but it will get worse so have the parts/seals on hand to do it.
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