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Samll Leak Question

I have a leak coming from the bottom of what I think is the front bevel gear. Attached are pics. It appears to be coming from the bottom left corner. The last time I washed the bike, over a month ago, I noticed it. It doesnt leak enough to drip. What you see in the pic is after me wiping it some with my finger last night, but you can see where behind there it has picked up a little grim. Am I needing a new gasket or am I in for some problems? No problems have been noticed yetbut I got a 600 mile trip coming up very soon.
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Yes, new gasket is needed, but that's all you'll need besides some labor. If it were me, I'd pull the rear wheel, the differential, and thus release the pressure on the front bevel gear.

Remove the front bevel gear, clean all mating surfaces, coat engine side mating surface with gasket sealer, coat bevel gear housing side of gasket, press gasket onto the engine case (it has dowels to locate it), put back on the bevel gear housing, install differential (lube splines if needed while you're there), install rear whell, ride and check for leak.

But before I did anything, make sure the leak is indeed coming from the bevel gear housing and not just seeking the lowest point on the engine to run off from another source.

Watch the bevel gear gasket, Bike Bandit sent me the wrong one though they said it was the right part number. Bought it from local Kaw dealer for around $ 10. Brought housing to be sure it was correct.

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