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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-04-2016, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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What exactly is this leak?

Bike has been sitting for about 2 weeks and I just noticed a small leak dripping onto the rear wheel. I know I can dig into it and more than likely figure it out but figured there are some of you that know these bikes inside an out that will know more in 2 seconds than I would in 30 minutes of trying to play mechanic.

What are your thoughts? It's dripping from where the arrow is.
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there should be no oil in that area of the rear end. its probably leaking from engine area (it looks like engine oil), and running back to that point to drip

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Is there oil contained here in the green circle because I ran my finger over the orange circled area and it's not running down from there. Seems to be coming out at the green circle.
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final drive is other side,I'm so" stupid" sometimes.no no oil should be coming from there.there should just be a bolt and a bushing,as that is the rod that keep the brake assembly from spinning around when you hit the rear brake.

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Upon further review, it appears it is leaking from here! I believe it's coming down from the shock.
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Uhm... wow.
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Can you do anything to fix a leaking shock or is it pretty much a must-replace scenario?
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Found 1 used shock off a 94. Would you guys throw 1 replacement on or would you always replace them in pairs?
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