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03-10-2015 11:07 AM
GloryRider Congratulations! Good work! Glad to hear it's back on the road...
03-09-2015 11:23 PM
scott42 Thank you guys, I managed to get it out with a pick, it took me a short while but I ever so slowly worked it out. Ive got the new one in, got it all back together and have put about 10 miles on it sofar. Just another lesson learned the hard way.
03-07-2015 05:52 PM
michiganteddybear according to the way I read my manual, no snap rings to remove the seal in question. Other seals in the rear gear do have snap rings to contend with.

And the manual says to remove that seal, heat the assy in oil to 250-300 degrees F. the carefully pry it out. so as always, Glory rider is right
03-07-2015 04:08 PM
4getful2 Don't you have a couple snap rings to take off?
03-06-2015 04:27 PM
GloryRider Don't disassemble the gear, hub, and cover... those are precision parts that have to be precisely set up...

You should be able to get the oil seal out without disassembling the gear...

You can try soaking the assembly in the picture in heated oil (250 degrees) and then punch the seal and pry it out with an awl or something like that... Make sure you don't scratch or damage the sealing surface on the ring gear hub!
03-05-2015 07:28 PM
scott42 ok so I seperated the two halfs and found that the gear set came off with the half that has the seal. Do I need to remove the gear in order to replace the seal? Im stumped at this point.

03-05-2015 06:51 PM
scott42
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Originally Posted by 4getful2 View Post
When mine was leaking, I took the two halves apart and you'll find a shim and a large o-ring. I cleaned it up on the mounting surfaces and put a very thin layer of rtv black on both sides of the shim and a thin layer on the o-ring and put it back together. 4 years and no leak.
If you notice the oil is down low, not up high.
Yes my oil is from the bottom, if I let the bike sit for 3-4 days i will have a puddle of oil below it on the garage floor. so no big deal to pull it apart?
03-05-2015 05:35 PM
4getful2 When mine was leaking, I took the two halves apart and you'll find a shim and a large o-ring. I cleaned it up on the mounting surfaces and put a very thin layer of rtv black on both sides of the shim and a thin layer on the o-ring and put it back together. 4 years and no leak.
If you notice the oil is down low, not up high.
03-05-2015 04:26 PM
michiganteddybear while that seal leaking is not impossible, its far from common.

usually, its oil from the weep hole (at top of pic) from overfilling, or someone over greased the splines in the pic. them splines need very little grease on them, unlike the splines at the other end of the final drive assy.

but, to answer your question, I have never had one apart. they are similar to a differential in a car, in that great care must be taken on reassembly to get everything just right.

another option would be to purchase a used one with good input splines (like I said, leaks at that seal are not common)
03-05-2015 04:15 PM
scott42 this is the seal thats leaking and nneding to be replaced.


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