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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2015, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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bevel gear oil leak

hi just a quick question my bevel gear is leaking a bit from the rubber seal on facing side of bike.can this be replaced or is it as the manual states needs to be done by kawasaki mechanics ?
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ok, so did you just undo the four bolts and prise off the end cap ?

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I don't remember.. I had the whole bevel gear off to replace all the bearings and seals while I was doing it.. I do remember that I didn't have any special tools.
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bevel gear leak

ok well the book says its a complicated device and should not be tampered with but the oil leak is annoying,its not much but i would still like to cure it,i could buy used one off ebay but maybe have same problem ,do these tend to leak anyway or is mine unusual and where do i buy the seal from if i decide to tackle the problem.? thanks

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well it seems the end cap prises off and someone has put rtv sealer in there but it did not work so i have cleaned out old stuff and re-sealed it so maybe ok now i will leave for 24 hrs to cure and see

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I used a 65mm O-Ring from a hardware store

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