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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Fluid on rear end and rim

Thoughts on the cause? Simple or difficult repair?
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the seal in the final could be leaking or it could just be that it is slinging extra grease off

either way not that hard of a fix and fairly cheap too

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I have similar on occasion..

some bonehead mechanic way over greased the splines between the final drive and rear wheel.. when it gets hot enough, it slings/runs out
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the seal in the final could be leaking or it could just be that it is slinging extra grease off

either way not that hard of a fix and fairly cheap too
Directions on replacing seal? Simple? Time involved. Parts cost? Never tried something like this but very willing.
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...involves pulling the rear wheel, I believe involves only 2 seals total... a few bucks.
Clean the grease/Moly off, ...seals may be ok after all excess has been flung off.
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I have similar on occasion..

some bonehead mechanic way over greased the splines between the final drive and rear wheel.. when it gets hot enough, it slings/runs out
I'm one of those bonehead's. I greased mine last weekend and would rather have too much vs not enough. Got plenty of rags....

If it was gear oil from the seals, I would think that it would run down the wheel whenever the bike was parked. Mine looked a lot like that when I got it last year. I cleaned it up and it wasn't a problem after that.

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Mine didnt 'run' until I got the rear end good and hot from a longer ride. I stopped to give the arse a break, and it had dripped at that time.

there needs to be very little lube on the splines (final drive to wheel), as there is very little if any real movement there. mostly there to keep stuff from rusting together probably
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mine does this after riding in the rain....no big deal.

If it happens all the time I would keep an eye on the fluid level of the rear end.

Keep wiping it down...you don't need oil on the tire...that could be dangerous.
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Could be either a seal leaking slightly, or excess grease on the splines. My rear wheel has looked like that almost since I got the bike new. I clean it up once in a while, but it just comes back. I have not noticed the final drive oil level being low. I did do a spline lube less than a week after bringing the new bike home. Good thing too, as they were completely dry.

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Y'all may think me a little whacko, but I stuck a band aid over the square hole at the bottom of the final drive. After a long ride there was still black stuff on the wheel rim and tire. "BUT", none on the band aid, proving that the ring gear oil seal was not leaking and that it was coming from the wheel side. Ie: overgreasing of the ring gear and wheel splines.
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