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Old 09-02-2017, 04:33 PM
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Slght oil seepage from front swinging arm rubber boot...

Hi everyone!
As per title i noticed some greasy oily deposit building up on the gear lever/foot rest bracket,that is right below the rubber boot,covering the joint of the swinging arm.
Is that just grease from the joint or the drive shaft seal started to give in?
Any help/ideeas appreciated!
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Re: Slght oil seepage from front swinging arm rubber boot...

Hey Andrew, hard to say without a photo (image)

You can pull the boot back where it attaches to the engine, and have a peak, as to determine wether it is grease, or oil.

The other method would be to swing the final drive down, pull the drive shaft out & have a look with a torch (flash-light) Good time to lubricate the splines.

Or, degrease the area, and do a kodak..(let it develop) to determine exactly where the leak is coming from, may be a weeping oil filter?
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Re: Slght oil seepage from front swinging arm rubber boot...

Thank you for the reply!
I will try first checking the oil filter.
Then if that is not the problem i will check the situation under the rubber boot...
I hope that is not the seal...
If is just grease seepng through it means i got lucky.
Could be just the zip tie holding the rubber boot getting loose.
I will report back with my findings.
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I lubricated the gear lever when i changed the oil and the filter.
Can be the oil from there carried by the air flow when the bike is in motion?
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Re: Slght oil seepage from front swinging arm rubber boot...

Hi Paul! Wiped off and degreased that area and it is oil coming from inside the rubber boot...
Roughly one drop per 400 km travelled.
How hard is to replace the seal on the gear box end?
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Re: Slght oil seepage from front swinging arm rubber boot...

IMHO, not a job to be approached, without at least reading the DVD workshop manual.

Having a quick look in my manual, would appear the seal housing has to come off, as the seal is removed & refitted from the inside, and a special tool to align housing back to gearbox.

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Re: Slght oil seepage from front swinging arm rubber boot...

Just checked the manual and looking at the instructions, sounds like this will be a stealership job...

Thank you for the info!
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